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Law Number

Utah Code Ann. 78B-4-502(1)

Summary Title

Liability: Food Donation


An individual who donates food that appears good to a nonprofit organization will not be held legally responsible for the quality of the food. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Donation of food — Liability limits

Full Text

(1) A person or entity who donates apparently wholesome food to a nonprofit organization for distribution to the needy is not subject to civil or criminal liability regarding the condition of the food unless an injury or death results from an act or omission of the donor that constitutes gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.