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Bringing your own container no longer risky for businesses

South Australian food outlets will be able to give customers the option to bring their own reusable containers without public liability problems after new laws were passed in parliament last week.

The changes to the Civil Liability Act 1936 will remove liability from cafes and supermarkets and the like for anything that goes wrong with food purchased and transported in a BYO container.

Businesses will still be able choose whether or not they will allow consumers to bring their own containers. The bill simply provides protection for the business and does not impose any requirement on them.

In the event a business does act in bad faith, including selling food not fit for consumption, or food subject to a recall order, then they will not be absolved from a civil liability.

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