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 Expert  728920

Expert in Food Product Development, Quality Systems, Food Safety (GFSI/HACCP), Bakery, Cookies/Cracker

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has over 30 years of experience developing consumer food products, quality and food safety systems. He has a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nebraska. Following this, he led the Quality Assurance and Product Development team for a major bakery product manufacturing group. Among his accomplishments was the utilization of statistical process control which resulted in cost savings of over $1.5MM/year. Expert has developed over 70 new products, including snack crackers, cookies, natural fruit bars, cakes, pastries and confectionary products. Expert completed BRC Third Party auditor training and is knowledgable in the various GFSI audit schemes. As President of Expert's Firm, Expert was instrumental in the development of natural enzyme systems to replace potassium bromate in bakery products and create extended shelf life systems. He has authored many technical bulletins for the American Institute of Baking and American Society of Baking.

Expert's consulting firm has also assisted various commodity marketing boards in building their industrial marketing programs. His expertise resulted in value added multi-functional ingredients created from lower grade commodities which were previously used as animal feeds or plowed under. He has also assisted sales/marketing concerns in locating contract manufacturers for the products. Expert is an expert in FDA regulations, including labeling, nutrition and GMPs. He has served as an expert witness for defendants in cases involving formula ownership issues. All cases were found in favor of Dr. Sander's client. Expert has extensive experience in packaging film barrier properties, extended shelf life, modified atmosphere packaging and packaging odor transfer issues. He is experienced in Organic and Kosher certification procedures.


baked food product




consumer food product


contract manufacturing






Food and Drug Administration compliance


food contamination


food formulation


food industry quality assurance


food product


food product cost reduction


food product development


food product labeling


food product manufacturing


food product research and development management


food regulatory compliance


new consumer product development


new product development


snack food product development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tulsa, Oklahoma;  Broken Arrow, Oklahoma;  Fayetteville, Arkansas;  and Springfield, Missouri.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Process Engineering: Facility Design and Construction,...
Food Technology, Product Development/ Optimization, Food...
Food Technology, Nutraceuticals, and Cereal Grain Processing
Confectionery & Chocolate Product Development, and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   Ph.D.   Food Science and Technology   University of Nebraska, Lincoln  
1975   M.S.   Biology   University of Missouri-Kansas City  
1972   B.A.   Biology   University of Kanas, Lawrence  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert provides comprehensive food and ingredient product development, quality and food safety systems development, technical assistance, problem solving services to the food industry.

1999 to 2010


Safeway Stores, Inc.


Supply Division


Manager, Quality Assurance and Consumer Protection


Expert led the quality assurance program for 8 manufacturiing plants. He was also responsible for product development of snack products including cookies and crackers.

1988 to 1998


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert provided comprehensive food and ingredient product development, quality and food safety systems development, technical assistance, problem solving services to the food industry.

1978 to 1988


Safeway Stores, Inc



Quality Assurance/R&D Manager


Quality assurance and product development leader for 16 manufacturing locations.

Career Accomplishments:

American Society of Baking; Sigma Xi Science honorary, Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural honorary, ASB Food Technical Regulatory Affairs Committee, AIB Food Safety Advisory Committee, AIB GFSI Governing Board, Former Chairman of AACC Milling and Baking Division


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Publications and Patents Summary

Autthor of many AIB and ASB technical bulletins, Cereal Foods World article on automated nutrient analysis system.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • An agricultural marketing board called upon Expert's Firm to help enhance an industrial marketing plan for a portion of their product which was perhaps not of the standard that could be sold at the retail market. Expert's Firm created value added food ingredients which were multi-funtional in properties ranging from a fat replace to flavor enhancer to natural preservative. Soon after, the maligned fruit received a new more modern name: California Dried Plums.
  • A law firm had a food manufacturing client who was being sued for "stealing" formulations. Expert was called in and firmly established that the plantiff's formulations were more similar to those in common cook books that to the defendant's formulations. The Court found in full favor of Expert' client.
  • A manufacturing company called Expert to assist them in locating a manufacturer for natural fruit bar products. The best solution was to manufacture the products internally. Expert assisted his client in setting up the manufacturing line, formulating products, establishing quality and food safety systems.
  • A major Pacific Rim Corporation contacted Expert to assist them in entering the North American market for natural enzyme-based dough conditioners. Expert revised the ingredients to work with North American baking systems. He then conducted focused lab and plant testing. Soon his client established a major sales base in North America.
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:
Successfuly represented a food manufacturer in defending their ownership of product formulations.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Cost Enquiry for expert witness Affidavit on Recognition of Product.
  • Expert in food product design for litigation involving patent infringement..
  • Food expert witness for consulting on food shelf life issues.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Austrailia   Technical ingredient development
Japan   Variety baked goods development

Market Research:
Provided expert assistance in marketing sub-standard commodity products through the development of value added multi-functional ingredients.

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:

Conducted training classes in GMPs, HACCP, BRC, baking technology, Statistical Process Control.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Located contract manufactures for bakery and confectionary products. Sourced natural ingredient systems to replace artificial additives.

Other Skills and Services

Expert in the utilization of enzyme systems to replace artificial additives, improve quality and extend product shelf life.


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