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Expert in Food Microbiology/Rapid Methods

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Kansas (KS)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY; MICROORGANISMS; MICROORGANISM IDENTIFICATION; RAPID METHODS AND AUTOMATION IN MICROBIOLOGY. Expert has expertise in rapid methods and automation in microbiology. He has extensive experience in the development of methods in rapidly detecting, isolating, characterizing, and identifying microbes in food systems, clinical specimens, and environmental samples. He is a sought-after speaker in international meetings, conferences, and symposia on this topic. He can conduct day-long on-site seminars, workshops, and demonstrations.

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY; FOOD POISONING; STAPHYLOCOCCAL ENTEROTOXINS; PATHOGEN; EMERGING FOOD PATHOGENS. Expert is very knowledgeable regarding the activities of micro-organisms as they influence food, feed, and human health. His work included the study of staphylococcal enterotoxins, the mode of production, means of detection, and inactivation of enterotoxins and other toxins in food. In relation to enterotoxin studies, he also monitored other staphylococcal enzymes such as coagulase and thermonuclease as a means of detecting the presence of the important pathogen in foods. In addition, he developed a series of tests which rapidly detects toxins in liquid cultures and in foods.

FOOD ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVES; FOOD ANTIOXIDANTS. Expert is knowledgeable about the effects of antioxidants on a variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. He also studied the inhibitory effects of selected antioxidants on the production of carcinogenic compounds by Aspergillus parasiticus and A. flavus.

MEAT SCIENCE; MEAT QUALITY ASSURANCE; MEAT SPOILAGE; MEAT STORAGE. Expert is also experienced in meat science. He has defined the proper chilling time and rate for hot-boned beef such that the products will be microbiologically safe and palatable. He also developed rapid methods on monitoring microbial load on meat surfaces. In addition, Expert studied the effects of microwave energy on nutritive values of foods and the destruction of pathogens by microwave energy. He has also studied the microbiology of cottage cheese, retail milk, milk flavor, and rapid drying of dairy products and foods by infra-red oven.




applied microbiology


emerging food pathogen




food antimicrobial additive


food antioxidant


food microbiology


food-borne illness


meat quality assurance


meat science


meat spoilage


meat storage






microorganism identification




staphylococcal enterotoxin

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri;  Saint Joseph, Missouri;  Kansas City, Kansas;  Topeka, Kansas;  Olathe, Kansas;  and Lawrence, Kansas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Protection: Defense & Safety: Sorbic Acid; Microbial...
Food Microbiology, Toxicology, Preservation, and Spoilage;...
Food Safety & Food Microbiology
Microbial Contamination Issues

Year   Degree   Institution  
1969   PhD   Iowa State University  
1967   MS   University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill  
1965   BA   International Christian University - Tokyo, Japan  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1985 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor of Food Science and Animal Sciences and Industry


1979 to 1987


(Undisclosed University)


Chair, Food Science Graduate Program


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians, and the National Environmental Health Association, among many others.

Professional Appointments

He is a Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology and the Institute of Food Technologists.

Publications and Patents Summary

He holds three U.S. patents.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Food diagnostic expert for consulting on new product development that encompasses regulatory hurdles, risk analysis & key industry requirements.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in chicken hatchery waste for consulting on link to a groundwater well of a neighboring business.
  • Expert in Safe Meat Storage Temperatures and Speed of Microorganism Growth at Unsafe Temperatures.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Proposition 65.
  • Salmonella expert witness.
  • Expert in fermentation for consulting on the processes involved in orange juice.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
Mandarin Chinese  
Cantonese Chinese  


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