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 Expert  108247

Expert in Fish Processing, Kosher Foods

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New York (NY)
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Summary of Expertise:

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COMPOSTING. Expert is currently working on static, natural air flow composting systems for various fish wastes and cafeteria food wastes. Small-scale systems, including potentially indoor systems, are also being explored.

FISH MEAT. Expert is currently involved with new product development using low-fat minced fish, and the extension of shelf life of fresh and frozen fatty fish products using anti-oxidants and modified atmosphere packaging to obtain convenience products. He is also examining the impact of polyphosphates on fish. Currently he is working on Slombrotoxin with respect to FDA HACCP requirements.

KOSHER FOODS; KOSHER FOOD PROCESSING. Through the Cornell Kosher Fish Initiative, Expert currently serves as an educator in the religious food area, mainly kosher, but is also involved in some halal (Muslim) work. He has advised companies on process and product development, their relationships with the kosher supervisory agencies, and with the regulatory agencies. He has mediated problems between companies and the supervisory agencies, and has combined his technical knowledge with knowledge of religious law to solve unique industrial problems. He has been working with the religious communities to improve religious slaughter, and is currently the only academic person with a major-effort commitment to religious foods. He also currently serves as an acting executive secretary of the National Kosher Food Trade Association.

MEAT PROTEIN FUNCTIONALITY. Expert's group has had ongoing efforts in measuring the functionality of meat proteins and protein additives (e.g. soy, milk, and egg proteins) in meat systems. Specific areas of interest include water retention/uptake properties (expressible moisture and water uptake ability), solubility, emulsification, (timed emulsification and emulsion stability), and gelation (texture profiling on the Instron). His group's work has focused upon developing methods to learn more details about meat systems. Currently, his group is trying to develop critical methods for evaluating the benefits of protein additives in meat.

TOTAL UTILIZATION OF FISH. Expert's group has been involved in the development of fish gelatin, both technically and because of its interest in kosher/halal foods. It is also involved with groups looking at the use of fish scales as flocculating agents and development of fish hydrolysates for use in both feed and fertilizer applications. The group also works with minces from various fish species.

HALAL FOODS. Expert is well-versed in foods for the Muslim market, including slaughter, turkey processing, steel drums and tin cans, gelatin, and educational programs.




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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  Utica, New York;  and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   PhD   Biophysics   Brandeis University  
1966   MS   Dairy Chemistry   (Undisclosed University)  
1965   BA   Chemistry   (Undisclosed University)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1987 to


Expert's University


Professor, Department of Food Science


1980 to 1987


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Professor, Department of Food Science


1974 to 1980


Expert's University


Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of ACS, the American Meat Science Association, the Atlantic Fisheries Technological Society, and the Poultry Science Association. He is a member and fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists.


Expert was honored with a Guest Fellow in the New Zealand Institute of Food Science in 1983; and received the Earl P. McFee Award of the Atlantic Fisheries Technological Conference in 1988.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written two books and numerous publications, including book chapters, peer reviewed scientific papers, and industry magazine publications.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1996 to 1997   U.S. Senate   Congressional Science Fellow   Expert served as Senator D'Amato's Legislative Aide for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, and Aquaculture.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Modified atmospheric packaging expert for consulting on gas ratios MAP for fresh battered cod.
  • Expert for consulting on Extended shelf life on hot smoked fish products.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1980 to 1981   Scotland   Expert spent a sabbatical at the Torry Research Station of the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. He did seafood research while there and also consulted that year heavily with Unilever both in Aberdeen and Colworth.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He can use when he has to, but does not consider himself fluent.
Spanish   His wife, who works as his professional partner, is fluent in Spanish and taught high school Spanish for many years. She gave a major talk in Puerto Rico in Spanish about his work.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has been giving seminars and workshops on religious foods, both kosher and halal, for a number of years. He also teaches a course in this subject at Cornell. He has been lecturing extensively on his experience in Washington.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of Kosher and Halal ingredients. He has access to the following resources: contacts and some agency listings.


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