Snowy 
Member since Apr 21, 2012

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Re: “The dumpster diet

Nyima, thanks for the elaboration, I admit I had zeroed in a little too closely on that one section of the act.

I hadn't looked at the interpretation section (I suspect you have). Does it not seem to include restaurants or other businesses who would be 'voluntarily' donating pro-bono??? Mine is a layman's reading, of course.

{2 (1) In this Act, "volunteer" means any individual, not in receipt of fees, wages or salary for the services or assistance within the meaning of this Act, who renders services or assistance, whether or not that individual has special training to render the service or assistance and whether or not the service or assistance is rendered by the individual alone or in conjunction with others and includes an individual, corporation or organization that donates or distributes, for free, food or sundries to those in need.}

Sounds like this protection isn't clearly reaffirmed in other (perhaps more relevant) pieces of legislation???

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Posted by Snowy on 05/02/2012 at 7:24 PM

Re: “The dumpster diet

It is a common misconception amongst NS restaurant and food business owners that they have no legal protection in donating still-edible food.

I was involved in a small research project that often heard the comment from kitchen owners/managers "I would donate more food (instead of throwing it away) if I wasn't going to be held liable".

Turns out that NS's Good Samaritan Act was amended a number of years ago to offer such protection. Perhaps it's time for some awareness-raising around this fact? Coast do your thing...

See section 4A: http://nslegislature.ca/legc/statutes/voln…

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Posted by Snowy on 04/21/2012 at 12:05 PM

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