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 Expert  714293

Expert in Hydrocolloids, Food Product R&D

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert specializes in the utilization and application of thickening and gelling agents of food ingredients. He has an international reputation in hydrocolloid technology. He has spent most of his career on the use and applications of hydrocolloids in developing new food products. He is very knowledgeable about developments in both the food and hydrocolloid supplier industries. Expert is well known for his authoritative book, "Gum Technology in the Food Industry" and for his series of books on Food Hydrocolloids. Expert also organized and established a hydrocolloids applications group and laboratory, an internationally recognized corporate resource for the past 25 years.

Expert is currently studying hydrocolloids and hydrocolloid-based systems for the development of low fat and fat-free foods. These systems seem to be the most practical means for reducing or replacing fat in prepared foods, which is presently the major R&D effort of the food industry. Expert has been most active in developing fat-replacer systems and fat-free food products.

Expert has conducted research and development on fiber enhancement and the development of new fiber ingredients during the past 15 years. He has been heavily involved in the development of many new fiber materials and their use in formulating new, high fiber, and healthy foods.

Expert has worked to fill the need for inert edible fillers to replace the high calorie components, which is critical in developing low calorie foods. He has been involved in the development and exploration of many new bulking agent materials including polydextrose and cellulose. He has also worked to evaluate their use in many low calorie food products.

Expert has worked to define and isolate health promoting ingredients from foods. He has also worked to add these ingredients to other foods in order to improve their nutritional value. In this manner, he has been actively involved in the formulation and fabrication of new nutraceutical and designer food products.

Expert's most recent work has been in the development of low calorie, nutritious, high-fiber food products. His work includes the evaluation of new intensive sweeteners such as aspartame, alitame and sucralose.


food thickener






food ingredient


food product


food product development


food technology


fat substitute


dietary fiber


insoluble dietary fiber


soluble dietary fiber


food bulking agent




low-calorie food


food sweetener


sugarless ingredient

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Carrageenans, Alginates, Pectins, MCC, Konjac, Gums and...
Carbohydrate Chemistry: Starches and Gums
Carbohydrates, Biopolymers, Glycobiology, Biotechnology,...
Food Engineering/ Crystallization

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1952   M.A.   Science Education   New York University  
1948   M.S.   Organic Chemistry   New York University  
1943   B.S.   Chemistry   City College of New York  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1988 to



Independent Consultant


1988 to 1992


New York Medical College, Graduate School of Public Health


Adjunct Professor


1954 to 1988


General Foods Corporation


Principal Scientist, Corporate Research Department


Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Expert is an Editorial Board member of Carbohydrate Polymers, Journal of Food Science and Food Hydrocolloids and is also a referee and reviewer of papers submitted to the IFT journals Food Technology and Journal of Food Science.


Expert is a Fellow of the National Institute of Food Technologists. He received the Annual Distinguished Food Scientist Award for 1984-1985 from the IFT's New York Section.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has many published articles. He has authored numerous technical papers and four books. He holds 24 U.S. patents, several on reduced-calorie cake and low calorie sweetening composition, and many foreign patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Food Technology  
 - In Food Technology in Australia  
 - CRC Press  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Hydrocolloid expert needed for consulting on maximizing the characteristics of seaweed alginate in a commercial agricultural application.
  • Expert in food processing for consultation to initiate the production line for parsley and cilantro paste to be preserved in refrigeration.
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Expert Witness:
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Additional Skills and Services:

Expert teaches short courses on hydrocolloids, food science and nutrition at New York Medical College in Vahalla, NY and has lectured in the U.S. and abroad.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience locating vendors of: consulting services, hydrocolloids, food ingredients, and legal and regulatory support services.

He has access to the following resources to aid in vendor location: personal contacts, technical libraries, and several data bases.


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