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 Expert  722962

Expert in Fruit, Vegetable, Meats, and Dairy Products Preservation and Quality Assurance

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South Africa
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Expert provided technical expert advice to South African fruit, vegetable, and meat canners for eight years on can type product compatibility, heat penetration studies, solving spoilage problems, researching the detinning rates of various foods in unlacquered cans, and conducting in-can shelf life studies. He managed a fruit and vegetable cannery in summer and a tomato concentrate cannery in winter months over four seasons. He gained wide experience and in-depth knowledge in all of the above related fields during his 43 years of experience in a management position.

canned food product


food canning


food industry quality assurance


food industry quality control


food manufacturing ISO quality management


food processing


hazard analysis critical control point

Expert lectured Food Engineering in the National Diploma and B.Tech programs of Food Technology at Cape Technikon (now Cape Peninsula University of Technology) in South Africa.

food engineering

Expert consulted to a commercial food irradiating concern, conducting required research and industrial trials on the pathogenic elimination and shelf life enhancement of refrigerated and frozen chicken and egg products, on refrigerated hake and line fish, spices, and other foods requiring such treatment for pathogenic safety.

food irradiation


irradiation sterilization

Expert consulted to a packaging group and the Atomic Energy Commission developing food products packed and sterilized in retort pouches for supplying armed forces during the Angolan war. Gamma irradiation was used for sterilization.

food packaging process


thermal food processing

Expert is a graduate in the sciences of food preservation. He spent his total career in supervisory positions ensuring the correct application of scientific principle.

food preservation


food technology

Expert had responsibility for many food and food packaging testing laboratories during his career. He was involved in testing for conformation to standards of a wide range of foods, training students in food analyses. He has also directed research testing for pesticide residues.

food testing laboratory

Expert consulted to a major fruit canner exporting 90% of its product to Europe. He advised on processing techniques, quality related, and product constituent and residue matters. He obtained his D.Tech degree on a thesis entitled "A Computer-Aided System for the Selection of Sieve Diameters to Size Sort Cling Peach Halves for Canning."

fruit processing

Expert was National Quality Assurance manager for Nestle South Africa with 14 food plants over a 10-year period. This involved responsibility for quality assurance systems and quality control testing at each plant. There were: milk powder baby foods, four plants; condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk, three plants; yogurt, one plant; milk powder-base baby food cereals, one plant; milk chocolate, one plant; processed cheese, one plant. The remaining three plants produced non-dairy products like instant coffee, instant soups, salad dressings, sandwich spreads, and condiments.

dairy quality control

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1956   BSc. Fd.Tech.   Food Science & Technology   University of Stellenbosch, South Africa  
1958   MSc.Fd.Tech   Food Science & Technology   University of Stellenbosch, South Africa  
1991   Laur Tech Food (D.Tech.)   Food Technology   Cape Technikon, South Africa  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1983 to






Director/Sole Proprietor


Expert manages food consultancy activities related to heat preservation, freezing, dehydration, food production, etc.

1983 to 2000


Cape Technikon (now Cape Peninsula University of Technology)


Food Technology


Associate Director & Head Food Technology


He was responsible for managing teaching programs in the National Diploma & B.Tech. Degree courses in Food Technology. He lectured Food Engineering & Food Production.

1972 to 1982


Nestle South Africa (Pty) Ltd.


Quality Assurance Department


National Quality Assurance Manager


Expert managed the quality assurance systems for 13 food factories in South Africa and Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

1964 to 1972


Metal Box Company of South Africa


Customer Services


Head Food Technology


He headed up the Food Technology department providing specialized services to fruit, vegetable, and meat canners.

1961 to 1964


H.Jones & Co.




Factory Manager


Expert managed a tomato concentrate factory.

1957 to 1961


Department of Agriculture


Fruit & Food Technology


Accociate Researcher


He conducted various research projects in food science and technology.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an Emeritus Professional Member of IFT (USA), Emeritus Professional Member SAAFOST and past Chairman Northern Branch (1975-1983).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has more than 40 publications.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in baby food for consulting on litigation involved in finding a foreign object in the package.
  • Food quality control expert needed for consulting regarding a canned tomato product quality control.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Afrikaans   Expert is fluent in Afrikaans as it is his mother tongue.
English   He is proficient in English (can speak, read, and write it).


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