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 Expert  713543

Expert in Potato Processing, Vegetable Drying

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
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Expert has 40 years of experience in the potato processing industry, including all phases of production management, quality assurance, research, and development. He is also familiar with numerous potato products, including all types of dehydrated and frozen potato products.

Expert has 32 years of experience in the dehydration of vegetables and ready-to-eat cereal products.

Expert has 16 years of experience in the development and processing of these agricultural commodities into quick-cooking forms of the same product for quick-serve meals. Examples include refried beans, pre-cooked whole beans, and peas and lentils for quick-cooking soups and side dishes.

Expert has 12 years of experience in the laboratory processing of processed commodity studies for the Agricultural Chemical Industry. These studies are conducted under GLP 40 CFR, Part 160 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide ACT (FIFRA) Final Rule.

Expert has seven years of experience in conducting shelf life studies of food products, and has facilities for storing products under several accelerated storage conditions. Examples include 0 degrees +/- 15 degrees F frozen storage, 35 degrees +/- 10 degrees F refrigerated storage, 45 degrees +/- 5 degrees F refrigerated storage, 70 degrees +/- 5 degrees F room temperature storage, 85 degrees +/- 3 degrees F accelerated storage, and 100 degrees +/- 3 degrees F accelerated storage. He has also conducted sensory evaluations using outside laboratories.

Expert has a fully-functional, 7500 square-foot pilot laboratory, and is adept with many laboratory processes, including frozen foods, refrigerated foods, canned foods, and air and drum-dried dehydrated foods. He also has a working relationship with Washington State University's Food Science and Human Nutrition Department Laboratory for freeze-drying and spray drying capabilities. Currently Expert is adding a complete microbiology testing facility.

Expert has 12 years of experience in processing studies for the agricultural chemical industry, which is now the major portion of his present business's cash flow. He has a complete working knowledge of 40 CFR Part 160 FIFRA Final Rule.




potato processing


dried vegetable


vegetable dehydration


vegetable processing


dry bean




bean processing


dry bean processing


green bean




lentil processing




pea processing


beet sugar


beet sugar processing


citrus fruit product


fruit processing


sucrose processing




citrus fruit processing


food shelf life testing


food drying


food product pilot laboratory


40 CFR Part 160 FIFRA Final Rule


Good Laboratory Practice

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Spokane, Washington;  Yakima, Washington;  and Kennewick, Washington.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Additives and Ingredients, Food Processing
Food Product Development: Pilot Plant Processes,...
Food Process Engineering
Fruit Juice Processing

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1958     Graduate Business   Western Michigan University  
1958     Graduate Food Science   Michigan State University  
1954   B.S.   Food Science   Michigan State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to 2003


WFC Corporation (dba Worldwide Food Consultants)



Consultant, President, and Owner


1976 to 2003


Expert Food Laboratories, Inc.



President and Owner


1972 to 1976


Carnation Company


Potato Processing


Plant Manager, Moses Lake Operations


Expert was responsible for plant management

1968 to 1972


Western Farmers Association


Potato Processing


Plant Manager


He was responsible for managing the plant.

1965 to 1968


Idaho Potato Growers Association




Research & Developement


Expert was Manager of Technical Sales, and worked in new product development and in quality assurance.

1958 to 1965


Rogers Brothers Company


Quality Assurance




He was Food Division Manager of Quality Control over several plants.

1957 to 1958


Kellogg Company


Quality Control




Expert was responsible for the calibration of instruments throughout the Battle Creek, Michigan ceral factory.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert was granted a patent for a frozen toaster-heated hash brown process.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Potato Processing, Talburt and Smith, Editors  
 - Chapter in Handbook of Residue Analytical Methods for Agrochemicals. Wiley  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Kale Dehydration.
  • Expert for consulting on Processed potatoes
  • Potato expert for consulting on Fresh-Cut French Fries - QSR restaurant application.
  • Expert for consulting on Vegetable dehydration at low temp (125 deg f).
  • Expert in Food Industry to assist with development of a pilot plant.
  • Sucrose engineering expert for consulting on fructose from sucrose process steps and economics.
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 served in three cases as an expert witness in food processing litigations involving patent infringment and microbiological issues in food products.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Apple Processing.
  • Potato expert for consulting on bacteria / fresh potato processing.
  • Expert for consulting on Fire safety and food safety issues at potato processing plant.
  • potatoes and pesticides
  • Food chemist expert for consulting on orange juice processing litigation case.
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.

Market Research:
He has technical sales experience with various processed potato products.

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 has given speeches at food and chemical industry conferances.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of potato processors, and potato and vegetable processing equipment.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has consulted worldwide and has completed factory projects in many countries. He has 42 years of experience in the food processing industry.


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