Jonathan Geissler February 16, 2018 No Comments

Resources for Breweries

New York State and the Hudson Valley region boasts one of the most dynamic bases for the craft brewing industry in all of America, fostering interest among locals and generating economic growth in the area. As your independent insurance agency, we are here to make sure your business thrives. Here are some resources for craft […]

Jonathan Geissler February 15, 2018 No Comments

Risk Management Tips for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Creating and managing a successful food or beverage business is a daunting task. It takes extreme attention to detail regarding equipment, staff training and safety, marketing, and the manufacturing process. There are customer expectations to meet, potential injuries to combat, and production issues to face. Even with all the proper “ingredients” in place for success, […]

Jonathan Geissler February 14, 2018 No Comments

Common Craft Brewery Insurance Claims

The risks that craft brewers face can be as unique as the very beer the establishments brew. Some of the most common craft brewery insurance claims are related to secondary fermentation, a process that could lead to explosions if the beer is canned or bottled prematurely. Fermentation vessels have proper ventilation allowing gases formed by […]

Jonathan Geissler February 9, 2018 No Comments

Your Guide to Food Business Insurance

Insurance seems like a waste of money. Until you need it. Commercial insurance is critical for any small business or startup, but when you’re dealing with the production of food and beverage products, whether yourself or with a contract manufacturer, it’s not just critical; it’s imperative. Here is a list of the most prominent coverage […]

Jonathan Geissler February 7, 2018 No Comments

Lettuce Talk Food and Beverage Production Safety

Safety in the food manufacturing and beverage production industries is crucial not only for workers, but also the end consumers of your product. While standards and regulations are extensive, safety can be achieved with proper sanitation, equipment maintenance, and employee training. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides a complete list of Good Manufacturing […]

Jonathan Geissler October 23, 2017 No Comments

Product Recalls: Are You Covered?

Recalls Don’t Have to End Your Business   A manufacturer’s main focus is to produce quality products that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. Unfortunately, even for the very best, things can go wrong, whether it’s a storm delaying delivery, a defect with raw materials, or a manufacturing process breakdown. If the unexpected happens, there […]

Jonathan Geissler August 11, 2017 No Comments

Managing Your Product Liability Risks

A product lawsuit can completely destroy a company, even when the complaint is entirely frivolous. Every year, defective, faulty, or misused products cause serious injuries, property damage, business interruption, and oftentimes negative publicity and loss of goodwill. Making sure your product is safe from risks can seem like an overwhelming task. However, the earlier in […]