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Expert in Product Development in Oils & Fats, Margarines, Spreads, Butter, Peanut Butter, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has extensive knowledge and experience in the use of food grade synthetic antioxidants like Tocopherols, TBHQ, BHA, BHT, citric acid, etc., in the edible oils and spread products. Among the natural antioxidants, the favorite is the extract of Rosemary. He has data & graphs with comparative efficacies of different antioxidants. One of my filed patents is for use of Rosemary in a Cooking oil spray.



butylated hydroxyanisole

Expert did his BS in Applied Chemistry from Karachi University in Pakistan. He studied a lot of different food industries, including Fats & oils, dairy, biscuits, etc.

applied chemistry

During his 5 years as Food Scientist at Land O' Lakes Inc., expert developed extensive study of the Butter and Butter Fat derived products. Some of the new products that he developed at Land O' Lakes include the ever popular Spreadable Butter, Soft Butter for Baking & Light Spreadable Butter.





dairy product


canola oil


new product design


fat crystallization


fat substitute


butterfat substitute

He has developed and commercialized more than 28 Food Products (including New Products and Reformulation, product re-stage). Out of those, about 8 were Retail and the rest were Food Service of Industrial products, serving some of the biggest Food companies in the world. He is well versed in the 'Stage Gate' process of New Product Development, from concept development till commercialization. Expert is a strong believer in the upfront consumer/customer work to better define the product concept and thus the finished product success criteria. Upfront sensory and market research work has been the key to the success of his products. His biggest new retail product launches are 'PAM Professional' and 'Land O' Lakes Spreadable Butter'.

new product development




consumer product design


food product development


rapid product development


stage gate process




new consumer product development

Expert has 15 years practical experience in the areas of oils and fats. Unilever Company: Food Scientist/ Shift Manager- He learned the edible oil refining (chemical refining, bleaching, hydrogenation, interesterification, deodorization, etc). 5 years with Land O Lakes: Food Scientist over Margarines and Butters. Worked extensively on oils and fats related products. 3 years at ConAgra Foods: R&D Manager over PAM Cooking Oils, Wesson Cooking Oils, Food Service Margarines and Shortenings. Technical lead for company-wide ‘Oils & Fats' SCT (Strategic Component Team), providing technical expertise on fats and oils to all divisions of the company. Represented ConAgra Foods in ISEO (Institute of Shortening & Edible Oils) Technical Committee. Commercialized the following Zero Trans Fat Products: -Puff Pastry margarine (12 MM lbs/yr) -Specialty baking margarine (patent pending) -Liquid margarine (12 MM lb/yr) -Single serve margarine (patent pending) (~6 MM lb/yr) -Move Over Butter' pourable shortening with and without sodium (patent pending) (~10 MM lb/yr) -Marzetti's Caramel Apple Dip (~8 MM lb/yr)

edible oil


coconut oil


cooking fat


cooking oil


corn oil


cottonseed oil


edible fat processing


edible oil processing


essential fatty acid




fat analysis


fat hydrogenation


fat oxidation


fat processing


fat purification


fat-soluble food component


fat-soluble vitamin


fatty acid


food product






shortening (fat)


trans fatty acid




unsaturated fatty acid

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Fort Wayne, Indiana;  Bloomington, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Terre Haute, Indiana;  Lafayette, Indiana;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  and Hamilton, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Edible Oil
Edible Oils, Trans Fats & Acids, Oilseed Processing, Fat...
Fats and Oils: Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition
Confectionery and Chocolate Product Development;...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1990   MS   Food Science   Karachi University, Pakistan  
1999   MS   Analytical Chemistry   Georgia State University, GA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2007


Con Agra Foods Inc.


Grocery Foods


Product Development Manager


He managed all innovation, new product development, product optimization and cost saving projects for PAM Cooking oil sprays, Wesson Cooking Oils, Peter Pan Peanut butter, Knott's Jelley & Jam, and Gulden Mustard. In addition, he managed and formulated margarines and shortenings for large industrial and food service customers.

1999 to 2004


Land O Lakes Inc




Food Scientist


He was the Product Development Scientist, with emphasis in the areas of butter, margarine & spreads.

1992 to 1997


Unilever (Pakistan)




Assistant Manager R&D


He was the technical manager over the manufacturing plant with processes such as edible oil refining, bleaching, hydrogenation and deodorization, as well as margarine manufacture.

1990 to 1992


Pakistan Beverages Pvt Ltd


Quality Assurance


QA Chemist


All quality control testing of the Pepsi Cola products, both in-process and finished product quality testing.

Career Accomplishments:



4 High Performance & Leadership awards in 3 years at ConAgra Foods.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has applied for 7 patents in the oils and fats area.

Patents Pending: 1. Zero Trans fat margarine with specific melt profile, June 06, 2. Zero Trans fat spread with specific SFI curve, June 06, 3. Zero Trans fat liquid shortening with no separation, July 05, 4. Zero Trans fat margarine with no creaming, July 05, 5. Cooking oil spray with Rosemary extract, May 07, 6. Cooking oil spray with RBDW Cottonseed oil, May 07.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Butter expert expert for consulting on Development of spread formulations.
  • Margarine expert for consulting on using margarines in "other" applications.
  • Expert for consulting on Margarine Development.
  • Expert for consulting on spread.
  • Peanut butter expert for consulting on Peanut Butter Manufacture.
  • Expert in for preservation of Dairy Treats.
  • Vegetable oil refining expert for consulting on Vegetable Oil Refining.
  • Technical expert in food ingredients for consulting on a healthier oil for use as an additive for fried snack products.
  • Expert in biochemistry for consulting on expansion of ideas on recovery of fatty acids in canola seeds.
  • Expert in edible oils for consulting on omega 9 oils.
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 Canola Oil case.
  • Virgin oil classifications
  • Expert in cottonseed oil for consulting on use in corn chip products.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1992 to 1997   Pakistan   He worked as the R&D Assistant Manager at Unilever Company in Pakistan for 5 years.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Having represented ConAgra Foods in ISEO (Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils), he has personal connections with the technical leaders of most of the biggest companies in the oils & fats industry.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He is well connected with the food ingredient vendors, especially in the areas of oils, emulsifiers, flavors, colors, preservatives, antioxidants, etc.

Other Skills and Services

Having developed and launched more than 28 new products (retail, food service and industrial), he is well versed in the Process of New Product Development, including protocol development for conducting market research and sensory testing.


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