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Food and Agriculture

SMC helps food companies and agricultural businesses address many industry-specific risks and opportunities, including:

  • Food-borne illness issues
  • Product recalls
  • Reputational damages and crisis management response associated with private labeling
  • Interruption of upstream or downstream supply
  • Environmental business risk exposures that warrant risk transfer solutions
  • Interruption of earnings arising from property damage
  • Potential FDA changes that could potentially affect their business
  • Workplace-related injuries

Resources and Benefits for Clients

  • Identification of food company threats to design, implement, and manage a comprehensive program of risk mitigation and transfer
  • Expertise in reducing cash outlay through customized self-insurance arrangements
  • Expertise in reducing workplace hazards and the costs of injuries that do occur through specialized training, claims advocacy, and Workers Compensation consulting
  • Analysis of cargo and warehouse value to assure proper limits and coverage
  • Procurement of custom bonds

How We've Helped Our Clients 

  • Restructured a Workers’ Compensation program to reduce the client’s potential cost by $2 million per year
  • Through risk engineering, identified safety solutions that reduced the client’s premium by 20%

Request a Consultation

To discuss your risk management needs with a food and agriculture risk expert, please contact Santa Maria online or call us at (925) 956-7600.

Our Location

Santa Maria & Company

1550 Parkside Drive, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Main office: 925-956-7600
Toll free: 866-921-3347
Fax: 925-956-7601

Our Providers


I found the rare breed of insurance company that fights for you and stands by you. If you are looking for an insurance company that has integrity and amazing customer service, I would hands down, wholeheartedly recommend Santa Maria

Eli I., Remodeling Contractor
As a home builder in Northern California, I have endured numerous complicated issues while trying to protect my business from unforeseen liabilities, satisfying the multiple requirements of individual municipalities, and doing so at a reasonable expense. Santa Maria and Company has been instrumental in these dealings by providing quality advice, creative alternative solutions, and excellent service.

Dennis C., Home Builder
Santa Maria & Company helped guide our business through a difficult time by being proactive, informing us of potential obstacles, and avoiding surprises. Their customer focus has clearly covered the present, the future, and the 'what if' conditions that all businesses must deal with. We feel that our company is very well prepared to handle our complicated risk-related issues because of their support and guidance.

Robert M., Equipment Manufacturing Executive
The company is sincere, honest, always looking out for our best interests. They continually work to understand our business, to develop strategies to mitigate our exposure. That gives us a real competitive advantage.

Shaun M., Food Industry Risk Manager
Santa Maria & Company has helped us solve some tough insurance challenges, but they continue to identify emerging risks, such as cybercrime, and help us protect against them. Their customer service is fantastic.

Jeff B., Medical Industry CFO
This company knows the local insurance market better than the larger brokers ever could. They are true experts who take the time to explain all of our coverage options and help us make the right decisions. It's almost like having an insurance professional on staff.

Matt A., Food Industry Executive
It is a real advantage to work with risk insurance experts that have underwriting experience. Since we have been working with Santa Maria, we've grown a great deal and other companies are always trying to win our business. Santa Maria has the expertise in insurance and high tech industry risks that we need and their personal service is excellent.

Cynthia G., Technology Industry Executive