2015 ORS 30.961¹
Actions against sellers of food for food-related condition

(1) As used in this section:

(a) "Food" has the meaning given that term in 21 U.S.C. 321, as in effect on January 1, 2006.

(b) "Food-related condition" means:

(A) Weight gain;

(B) Obesity;

(C) A health condition associated with weight gain or obesity; or

(D) A generally recognized health condition alleged to be caused by, or alleged to likely result from, long-term consumption of food rather than a single instance of consumption of food.

(2) A person may not maintain an action for a claim of injury or death caused by a food-related condition against a person involved in the selling of food, as described in ORS 616.210 ("Selling of food" construed).

(3) This section does not apply to a claim that includes as an element of the cause of action that a food-related condition was caused by:

(a) Adulterated food, as described in ORS 616.235 (When food deemed adulterated);

(b) Reliance on information about food that has been misbranded, as described in ORS 616.250 (When food deemed misbranded);

(c) Violation of a provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq., as in effect on January 1, 2006, prohibiting adulterated or misbranded food; or

(d) Knowing and willful violation of any other state or federal law related to the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, advertisement, labeling or sale of food.

(4) A violation of law is knowing and willful for the purposes of subsection (3)(d) of this section if the person engaged in the conduct that constituted the violation with the intent to deceive or injure or with actual knowledge that the conduct was deceptive or injurious.

(5) This section does not create any claim, right of action or civil liability. This section does not affect any government agency’s statutory authority to enforce laws relating to adulteration or misbranding of food. [2005 c.658 §1]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 30—Actions and Suits in Particular Cases, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors030.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.