The commercial business owner or industrialist may only have a vague impression of the potential dangers. But as astute as they are in the day to day running of their businesses, they should all know full well that it probably makes prudent and moral sense to contract in professional packaging consulting services for the purposes of ensuring that all their produced goods are safely packaged and distributed.
Of course, there are those established businesses, no matter whether small or medium sized, or multinational, that have acted of own accord and introduced and utilized their own unique packaging methodologies. They perceptively practice good housekeeping and are risk management fundamentalists. But say what you will, there continues to be this disharmonious tendency. Good intentions may well lead to harmful consequences.
In the extreme, it becomes a case of the blind leading the blind. Fortunately, that is all that it is. Extreme. This also simply means that such extremes are quite few and far in-between. Rather than risk both material and reputational damage, a majority of companies, from the smallest to the largest, will be following the laid down rules and regulations, whether these have been preached or dictated by their respective industries, or both state and federal institutions as they pertain to the respective industry.
Any such company caught red-handed in disregarding or circumventing laws open itself up to a fine. These could be nothing more than the proverbial slap on the wrist. It may remain sadly ironic that the heaviest fines, if not that, jail terms, are only meted out when the damage is already done. All good and well that state and federal institutions are fully amenable to civil lawsuits when no amount of material or financial compensation can make up for the emotional losses suffered.