Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 691 > Act 136 of 1993 - Immunity of Food Donors From Civil Liability
- Charitable organization: means a benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, patriotic, religious, or eleemosynary organization of persons organized for any lawful purpose or purposes not involving pecuniary profit or gain for its officers or members. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Commercial processor: means a person licensed pursuant to the food processing act of 1977, Act No. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Commercially processed: means processed in a manner adequate to protect the public health and in accordance with current good manufacturing practices applicable to facilities, methods, practices, and controls used by a commercial processor in the manufacture, processing, or packing of low-acid foods in hermetically sealed containers. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Donor: The person who makes a gift.
- Food: means articles used for food or drink for human consumption. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Food producer: includes , but is not limited to, restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias, caterers, and delicatessens. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Gleaner: means a person that harvests a donated agricultural crop for free distribution or nominal-cost distribution. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Nonprofit corporation: means that term as defined in section 108 of the nonprofit corporation act, Act No. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- Person: means an individual, organization, group, association, partnership, corporation, trust, or any combination of these, including persons licensed pursuant to part 129 of the public health code, Act No. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
- Potentially hazardous food: means either or both of the following:
(i) A "potentially hazardous food or beverage" as that term is defined in section 12901(1)(c)(xi) of the public health code, Act No. See Michigan Laws 691.1571
Prepared food: means food that has been sliced, assembled, formed, mixed, cooked, or subjected to other procedures to make it ready for serving. See Michigan Laws 691.1571 state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.