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 Expert  726677

Expert in Food Safety

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Iowa (IA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has developed a predictive model to estimate the growth of salmonellae during the cooling of beef carcasses. This model was used during an evaluation of proposed USDA regulations, to determine the relative probability of salmonellae growth under a variety of cooling conditions. Expert's studies of bacterial attachment, carcass washing and sanitizing have been applied to animal processing environments, resulting in the development of an inexpensive, technology neutral process which is very effective in controlling enteric pathogens on animal carcasses. Expert has been involved in a variety of training courses, including hosting four International Atomic Energy Agency training fellowships in his laboratory, and teaching the principles of meat microbiology and HACCP to food industry audiences in Japan. He also traveled to the People's Republic of China and Singapore, evaluating meat processing systems. Expert served on the National Academy of Science's panel on review of the use of scientific criteria and performance standards for safe food, where he served as chair of the Meat and Poultry sub-committee.

fermented meat


food industry quality assurance


food industry quality control


food industry quality management


food irradiation


food microbiology


food processing good manufacturing practice


food processing quality


food product quality control


food quality assurance


food safety


food-borne illness


food-borne pathogenic bacterium


hazard analysis critical control point


Listeria monocytogenes


meat product quality control


meat quality assurance


meat spoilage

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Des Moines, Iowa;  Cedar Rapids, Iowa;  Waterloo, Iowa;  and Ames, Iowa.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Protection: Defense & Safety: Sorbic Acid; Microbial...
Product Development, Food Processing, Food Safety, Food...
HACCP, LACF, Low Acid Aseptic, Process Controls, Process...
Microbial Contamination Issues

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   PhD   Food Science and Technology   University of Nebraska - Lincoln  
1980   MS   Dairy Science - Manufacturing   University of Georgia  
1977   BS   Microbiology   Clemson University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1993 to


(Undisclosed University)


Animal Science and Microbiology




1987 to 1993




US Meat Animal Research Center - Meats Unit


Research Food Technologist and Lead Scientist


1985 to 1987


Tony's Pizza Service/ Schwan's Sales Enterprises





1984 to 1985


Radiation Technology, Inc



Manager, Food Irradiation Aplications


Career Accomplishments:

International Association for Food Protection; American Society for Microbiology, Institute of Food Technologists, American Society for Quality

Publications and Patents Summary

He has approximately 100 peer reviewed publications, 10 book chapters and one patent.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 1993   USDA-ARS   Research Scientist  
to   USDA - FSIS   Panel Member   National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection; National Advisory Committe on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Process validation for meat product intervention.
  • Shelf life evaluation of products using new processing or packaging materials.
  • Evaluation of product specification and processing.
  • Determination of fitness for use of products recovered after natural or man-made disasters.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Haccp expertin new jersey for consulting on Process Improvement.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert witness in safety and shelf life issues associated with foods of animal origins.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in animal feed industry standards for litigation.
  • Expert in Meat loss.
  • Expert for consulting on requirements for further meat processing USDA litigation.
  • Food science expert for consulting on definition of dairy defoamer vs. antifoamer for litigation case.
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
2006 to 2008   Russia   Three trips to Russia to evaluate meat processing and compare regulatory methods.
2007 to 2008   Romania   Presentations on HACCP and food defense strategies.

Market Research:
Safety and shelf life of meat and poultry products.

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:

Training for meat processors in pathogen control, shelf life, regulatory affairs, HACCP.


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