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 Expert  713543

Expert in Potato Processing, Vegetable Drying


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
USA
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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.

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potato

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potato processing

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dried vegetable

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vegetable dehydration

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vegetable processing

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dry bean

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bean

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bean processing

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dry bean processing

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green bean

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lentil

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lentil processing

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pea

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pea processing

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beet sugar

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beet sugar processing

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citrus fruit product

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fruit processing

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sucrose processing

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tea

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citrus fruit processing

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food shelf life testing

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food drying

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food product pilot laboratory

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40 CFR Part 160 FIFRA Final Rule

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Good Laboratory Practice


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
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,...
Fruit Juice Processing
Food Process Engineering

Education:
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

 

Technical

 

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

 

Manager

 

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

1957 to 1958

 

Kellogg Company

 

Quality Control

 

Technician

 

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


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

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


Publications:
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.
  • 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:
Training/Seminars

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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