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 Expert  720113

Expert in Food Processing Quality and Safety

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
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Expert has conducted research to improve the quality of common beans such as to improve storage methods and develop methods to assess the quality of stored beans. He has expertise in the composition, protein digestibility, cooking, and processing quality of beans. He has extensive problem solving experience with regard to flavor and texture problems in processed bean products. In his thesis, Expert explored the effect of post-blanch treatment on volatiles recovered and the flavor of frozen peas and green beans.


Expert has conducted both fundamental synthetic and applied food product development research with the saccharide fatty acid polyester fat substitutes. He is familiar with synthetic fat substitutes and the other fat replacers prepared from carbohydrates, proteins, cellulose, or pectin. Additionally, he knowledgeable of reduced and lowfat cheese technology.

fat substitute

Expert has extensive experience and expertise in evaluating and interpreting scanning electron micrographs (SEMs). He has particular expertise with SEM of plant material and dairy products.

food microstructure

Expert initiated research on the nonthermal food processing potential of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP), high intensity pulsed electric fields (PEF) and oscillating magnetic field technologies. The nonthermal processing technologies are relatively new and involve inactivation of microorganisms and enzymes to improve the shelf-life of foods. He also has expertise in engineering food microbiology (safety) and quality aspects of HHP and pulsed electric field pasteurization.

non-thermal food processing

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

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Protection: Defense & Safety: Sorbic Acid; Microbial...
Food Microbiology, Toxicology, Preservation, and Spoilage;...
Food Quality Control & Development
Food Packaging, Food Safety, Food Quality, Food Additives;...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   Ph.D.   Food Science   University of Wisconsin  
1970   M.S.   Food Science   University of Wisconsin  
1966   B.S.Ed.   Natural Sciences   University of Wisconsin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1973 to


(Undisclosed University)


Food Science


Professor (and Food Science Specialist since 1983)


1980 to 1981


University of British Columbia and British Columbia Cancer Research Center (Professional Leave)



Associate Professor Food Science


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of IFT, ACS, AOCS, and several other professional societies.


Expert received the Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award from Nalley's Fine Foods in 1986 and 1990. In 1995, he was invited to participate in USDA-CSREES Review of University of Nebraska Food Science and Technology Department and Food Processing Center.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is an Associate Editor of Food Structure, Food Processing and Preservation, Food Research International, and Cereal Foods World. He has authored or co-authored many technical publications and oral presentations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition  
 - Food Research International  
 - Food Structure  
 - Cereal Chemistry  
 - Journal of Food Science  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Food safety expert for consulting on food safety litigation.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of food ingredients, food processing equipment, food packaging, food preservatives, and food research equipment.

He has access to trade journals and personal contacts to aid in vendor location.


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