Don't blame Pret a Manger for Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's death
Food safety is vital, but we must take some responsibility ourselves
Where should corporate responsibility end and individual responsibility begin? Over decades the line has moved inexorably in the direction of the former: the law has accorded more and more protection to the consumer. That is a good thing. But the principle of caveat emptor cannot be entirely extinguished, or we would be living in a world where businesses would be forced to treat all their customers as if they were helpless infants. Which would be, well, infantilising.
These thoughts are provoked by two much-reported incidents involving injury and death. The injured party is a 49-year-old Frenchwoman, Corine Remande, who said she was planning to sue the organisers of the Ryder Cup after being struck in the eye by a wayward golf ball during that encounter…Read Full Article