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 Expert  108372

Expert in Food Additives and Ingredients, Food Processing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has had over 30 years of experience in food research and food processing technologies. He has engaged in the formulation and preservation of food throughout his professional career. He is familiar with the composition, classification, methods of preservation, nutritional value, and regulatory aspects of food. He is also knowledgeable about the functional properties and application of food ingredients and additives.

food functional property


food product

Expert describes the universe of food additives as consisting of over 2000 compounds which are intentionally added to food and effective at low levels (from ppm to 1-2%). He has used such compounds to facilitate food processing, extend shelf life, ensure microbial safety, improve nutritional value, and enhance the acceptability (flavor, color, texture, etc.) of processed food. Through his work experience, he has become familiar with available food additives and their functionality, use levels, cost, regulatory aspects, and major suppliers. In 1992, he compiled a report on the world-wide status of food additives. This included their market trend and major suppliers in the U.S., Western Europe, and Japan.

food antimicrobial additive


food preservative


food surfactant

Expert has become familiar with food ingredients. He notes that they are major components of processed foods and intentionally added to their formulas. His experience includes working with sweeteners, starches, fats, oils, protein, salt, meat, and poultry. Expert knows the chemistry, functional properties, typical use levels, major suppliers, and regulatory aspects of food ingredients.

food ingredient


corn syrup




sugarless ingredient


artificial sweetener

Expert has had experience in the processing and application of fats and oils. He understands the current scientific information on the nutritional aspects of fats and oils. He has published in the area of functional properties and nutritional values of the various edible oils. In 1992, he completed a review assessing the potential of fat substitutes in reduced fat/cholesterol food.

cooking fat


edible oil

Expert has had working experience with the principles and practice of various food processing and preservation technologies. He is familiar with the unit operations such as peeling, sizing, and blanching which are involved in these technologies. In particular, he has had many years of experience in canning (thermal processing), dehydration, and enzymic food processing. He has also had long experience with the methods of blanching frozen vegetables and the use of chemical processing aids such as sulfur dioxide, antioxidants, and firming agents.

food preservation


enzymal food processing


thermal food processing


food processing technology



Expert is knowledgeable about a large variety of fruits utilized for processing. This includes the topics of harvesting operations, seasonality, post harvest handling and storage, ingredients and additives for fruit processing, and sorting, peeling, and dicing/slicing in preparation for processing. He has had first hand practical experience in canning and dehydrating fruits. He is the author of textbooks dealing with fruit processing.

fruit product


dried fruit


food drying


frozen fruit


food canning


freeze-dried fruit

Expert has had experience in formulating and processing beverages. These include fruit juice, fruit drink, and carbonated beverage products. He has formulated citrus/pineapple juice blend products for a major food company and is familiar with the technical aspects of carbonated beverage processing. In 1992, he assisted a leading beverage manufacturer to locate reliable sources of tropical juice concentrates in South America. These tropical juices included those of the mango, papaya, passion fruit, and guava. As an independent consultant, Expert developed pineapple/orange and pineapple/grapefruit juice products for Dole which have been successfully marketed for many years. He is familiar with beverage ingredients such as sweeteners, acidulent, flavors, colors, vitamins, gums, and chemical preservatives. He also developed formulations for cranberry juice cocktails for California processors.

beverage processing



Expert is familiar with the suppliers of raw fruit material, food ingredients, food additives, and nutrients. He has access to databases and company information. He keeps up-to-date in new developments through the regular attendance of trade shows and exhibits.

international sourcing

Expert is familiar with the U.S. FDA food regulations and has access to a data base with updated and new regulations. He has had experience in complying with existing food labeling regulations. This has included ingredient listing and nutrition labeling.

Food and Drug Administration food regulation


FDA food labeling regulation

Expert is familiar with the leading food service organizations that prepare and serve food away from home. He knows their special requirements for food material, food purchase, and the distribution systems serving these industries. He was associated with one of the leading suppliers of food service establishments. He recently reviewed for a private client the type of food material specifically required by food service operations. He has been identified as one of the key players in the food service supply industries.

food service

Expert has worked with one of the leading tomato processing companies. He has formulated tomato sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce, and ketchup. He is familiar with tomato juice, puree, and paste processing operations. He understands the quality standards applied to processed tomato products.

tomato juice

Expert has worked with many aspects of glucono-delta-lactone (GDL). He is the author of marketing brochures for this product in the U.S. and has evaluated a GDL production facility in China for the World Bank. He has also worked on its application in food products, mineral supplements, and bottle washing solutions.


Expert compiled reports on the worldwide markets for high-intensity sweeteners that included the history, chemistry, regulatory aspects and applications of acesulphame-potassium. As a chair of a sweetener symposium held in October 2000, he summarized the current trends and opportunities for sweetener blends, and the new opportunities for this compound after its approval for non-alcoholic beverages.


Expert has experience with apple dehydration, the enzymatic clarification of apple juice, and the application of osmotic dehydration to produce apple snacks. Also, he is the editor of a recent fruit processing text that summarizes apple processing technologies.

apple juice

Expert developed canned fruit products using cyclamates as sweeteners. The products had great initial market success, but the ingredient was banned in the U.S., so these products had to be withdrawn from the market. Also please see his paragraph on "acesulphame-potassium" for general experience related to high-intensity sweeteners.

cyclamate group sweetener

Expert has experience with the application of anticaking agents, which are essential components of low moisture fruit powders containing substantial amount of sugars. Also, he determined the exposure data of various anticaking agents for the FDA.

food anticaking agent

Expert was involved in the application of polydextrose as a low-calorie bulking agent.

food bulking agent

Expert prepared multi-client reports describing the flavor and fragrance industry, and the markets for leading flavor compounds.

food flavor additive

Expert worked for a dehydrated food company and is familiar with the various drying technologies. He is the author of text book chapters on dehydration technologies, and recently summarized fruit and vegetable dehydration technologies, including spray drying, in the "Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology" (J. Francis, editor).

food spray drying

Expert is familiar with the food thickener manufacturing indistry. He conducted studies for clients on this industry, and in 1999 presented a lecture on products and markets of thickeners.

food thickener

Expert conducted post-doctoral research on the shelf life extension of fruits by ionizing radiation and has publications dealing with this technology.



food irradiation

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Packaging, Food Safety, Food Quality, Food Additives;...
Product Development, Product Safety, Regulatory Compliance,...
FDA Regulations, GMP/ GLP/ GCP Compliance; IND, NDA, BLA,...
Food Product Development: Pilot Plant Processes,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   Post Doctoral Fellow   Food Irradiation   University of California at Davis  
1962   Ph.D.   Food Science   Rutgers University  
1960   M.S.   Plant Physiology   Rutgers University  
1956   B.S.   Agricultural Chemistry   University of Agricultural Sciences, Budapest  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to 1999


SRI International, retired


Senior Consultant


Expert provided consultation to food chemical industries, government agencies, and trade associations; and, preparation of multi-client reports on the flavor industry, food additives, and other specialty chemicals.

1984 to 1989


Etel, Incorporated




He provided consultation to the food industry, product development, and market studies.

1978 to 1984


Finn-Cal, Inc.


Vice President of Research and Development


He was involved in technical service and business development of various food ingredients (e.g. crystalline fructose, xylitol, enzymes, GDL, betaine, etc.).

1974 to 1978


SRI International


Senior Food Scientist


He provided consultation to the food industry, and market studies on functional food additives.

1970 to 1974


Vacu-Dry Company


Director of Research and Development


His responsbilities were the supervision of research and quality control programs for dehydrated food.

1964 to 1970


Hunt-Wesson Foods


Senior Project Leader


His responsibilities were in product development of processed fruits and vegetables, and specialty food products.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and a member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists and the American Oil Chemists' Society.

Professional Appointments

Expert was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in 1990. He is a past member of the IFT Executive Committee (1991-94). He is Past-Chairman of Northern California Section of IFT.


He was awarded "Member of the Year" by the Northern California IFT.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published over 50 scientific papers and contributed to textbooks in the areas of food ingredients, food processing technologies, food quality, and food irradiation.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Technomic Publishing Co.  
 - Foodborne Disease Handbook, Marcel Dekker  
 - Chemical Economy Handbook, SRI International  
 - Specialty Chemicals Handbook, SRI International  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1998 to 2001   U.S. Agency for International Development   Consultant   Expert assisted the food export development program in Egypt and Lebanon.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert provided evaluation of tropical juice concetrate suppliers in Latin America.
  • For an FDA contract, he conducted a compilation of food additive exposure data for 800 food additives.
  • He researched the market potential for specialty chemicals extracted from sugar beet molasses.
  • For a US-AID program, he conducted a search for market opportunities for the Lebanese food industry.
  • He conducted a search of acquisition candidates in the hydrocolloid business.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Salsa preservatives
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  • Labeling food expert for consulting on Labeling claim.
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  • Expert in intota for consulting on FDA Food Beverage and liquid Dietary Supplement Regulation.
  • Expert for consulting on Methods and/or Materials to Mask/Control ODOR of FAME.
  • Expert for consulting on Need on Product Claims.
  • Fermentation expert to assist with fermentation process and isolating enzymes.
  • Expert in moisture migration for consulting on moisture migration and moisture control.
  • FDA food labeling expert for consulting on food labeling for imported foods to the US.
  • Expert in FDA content claims for consulting on FDA labeling claim for hydrogen enriched water.
  • Expert in trade secrets dietary supplement formulas for consulting on labeling requirements for functional drinks and dietary supplements.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert was an expert witness in a case involving the State of California and a dispute over product development of a healthy fruit snack, and liability related to grape juice concenrate spoilage, and the quality control procedures of a supplier.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in food ingreedients and manufacturing for litigation.
  • Expert bottling industry for consulting on Non-alcaholic consumer beverage industry.
  • Expert for consulting on interpretation and explanation of "fields of use" in license agreement.
  • Food label expert witness for consulting on food warning label case.
  • Expert fda labelling for consulting on Correcting Ingredient Label.
  • Food chemist expert for consulting on orange juice processing litigation case.
  • Expert in field of spray drying for consulting on brewers' yeast horizontal spray dryer.
  • Fisheries expert for consulting on ciguaterra defense case.
  • Food processing plant expert
  • Expert in spray drying in food flavoring applications for litigation case.
  • FDA food labeling expert for consulting on False Labeling of Competitor's Product.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 2000   Middle East   Expert was a project team member of US-AID programs in Egypt and Lebanon.
1996 to 1996   Slovenia   He assisted with the privatization of the food industry.
1994 to 1995   Latin America   He conducted a search for tropical juice suppliers for a U.S. company.
1997 to 1998   Denmark   He provided assistance to the dairy industry, to identify minor physiologicaly active components of bovine milk.
1997 to 1998   People's Republic of China   He provided assistance in identifying modern technologies for shelf life extension of fresh citrus fruits.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
He has conducted market studies for enzymes, specialty sweeteners, fat substitutes, and vitamins.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He conducted training seminars related to food ingredients, food additives, and food industry trends.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience in locating vendors of: food ingredients/food additives, flavors and seasonings, and tropical fruit products.

He has access to the following resources to aid in vendor location: database, company brochures, source books, and information from trade shows and exhibits (worldwide).

Other Skills and Services

Expert was the Chair of Sweetener Symposiums in 1998 and 2000. Also, since 1982 he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for GNLD International.


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