2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 7 - FOOD AND DRUGS
ARTICLE 13 - DONATIONS OF FOOD
SECTION 35-7-1301 - Donation of food; exemption from civil liability.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-1301 (2017)

35-7-1301. Donation of food; exemption from civil liability.

(a) No person who donates food to a nonprofit organization for use or distribution in providing assistance shall be liable for damages in any civil action resulting from the nature, age, condition or packaging of the donated food except that the exemption does not apply to the willful, wanton or reckless acts of donors which result in injury to recipients of the donated food. For the purposes of this section, "nonprofit organization" includes any corporation organized under W.S. 17-19-101 through 17-19-1807 and does not include organizations which sell or offer to sell donated food.

(b) Any nonprofit organization, which serves or provides food to persons for their consumption as described in subsection (a) of this section, is liable for any injury resulting from the ingesting of the donated food received, accepted, gathered or removed by that organization, only if that injury is caused by a willful, wanton or reckless act of the organization.

(c) Any nonprofit organization that receives any donated food pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall not sell or offer to sell the donated food.

(d) Nothing in this section is intended to restrict the authority of any appropriate agency to regulate or ban the use of donated food for human consumption.

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