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 Expert  107706

Expert in Food Mycotoxicology, Mold, Aflatoxins, Toxicology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Dakota (SD)
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FOOD MICROBIOLOGY; MYCOLOGY; MYCOTOXICOLOGY. Expert has expertise in food microbiology, mycology, and mycotoxicology. His major research interests have included food poisoning bacteria, foodborne pathogens, food safety, and food processing to control potentially hazardous micro-organisms. He has conducted research with molds and mycotoxins on dairy and meat products, especially cheeses and cured meats, and has evaluated the potential health hazards associated with molds in these products. He has also studied the influence of antifungal agents on mold growth and mycotoxin production as well as the factors which effect the efficacy of antifungal agents. He is currently studying incidence of Fusarium species and toxins in cereal grains, foods and feeds, including fumonisins and deoxynivalenol (DON). Also being studied are the effects of food processing on mycotoxin stability and mold survival. Mold and mycotoxin content of grain dusts, developing selective and differential media for detection of molds and molds in buildings and other environments are also areas of interest.

CORN; CEREAL FOODS. His work has also involved studying the preservation of high moisture corn and other cereal grains, mold spore and mycotoxin content of grain dusts, and the microbial quality of bulk foods in health food stores and supermarkets.

MUSHROOMS. Expert is very knowledgeable in the field of mushroom production, mushroom fermentations and tissue production, the fungal production of beta-carotene, mycoprotein production, fungal fermentations, and the biotechnology of solid state fungal fermentations.

FOOD SAFETY; TOXICOLOGY. At the Expert's University, he has been responsible for teaching courses in Food Microbiology, Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, Food Toxicology, and Food Mycology. He also contributes to the teaching of courses in Food Processing, Bioprocessing of Foods, and Food Product Development, as well as to seminars in Food Science and Technology and Agriculture Employment.

FOOD POISONING. Expert has been teaching food microbiology and foodborne infections and intoxications for over 30 years. He is familiar with foodborne illnesses and disease agents including Staphylococcus aureus, Eschericia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, Campylobacter, Yersinia, Vibrios, and Bacillus cereus.

MOLDS; FUNGI; MYCOLOGY. Expert teaches a graduate level course in food mycology that covers Aspergillus, Deuteromycetes, Mucor, Rhizopus, Alternaria, cladosporium, Penicillium, and Fusarium. He has conducted research on Fusarium, especially Fusarium moniliforme.

AFLATOXIN; OCHRATOXIN; CYCLOPIAZONIC ACID; VOMITOXIN; ZEARALENONE; FUMONSINS; MONLIFORMIN. Employing his expertise in food toxicology, Expert teaches a graduate level course that covers a broad range of toxins. Additionally, he has researched all of the above toxins.

MONILIFORMIN; FUSARIUM MONILIFORME; FUMONISIN. Expert is currently researching mycotoxin produced by Fusarium proliferatium and Fusarium subglutinans, biocontrol of these molds and others, and effects of food processing on mycotoxins.


food microbiology


food-borne illness


food safety










Fusarium moniliforme
















mold (fungus)









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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Sioux Falls, South Dakota;  and Sioux City, Iowa.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Microbiology, Toxicology, Preservation, and Spoilage;...
Food Protection: Defense & Safety: Sorbic Acid; Microbial...
Food Microbiology, Microbial Food Safety, and Control of...
Toxicology (Benzene, Solvents, Metals); Medical Science...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   PhD   Microbiology & Food Technology   Iowa State University  
1965   MS   Bacteriology   South Dakota State University  
1961   BS   Dairy & Animal Science   South Dakota State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1981 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor of Food Science & Technology


1970 to


(Undisclosed University)




1968 to 1970


Green Giant Company



Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Association of Cereal Chemists, and the International Commission on Food Mycology.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Dairy, Food, and Environmental Sanitation (JournalSeek)  
 - Journal of Food Protection  
 - Cereal Chemistry  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Mycotoxin expert for consulting in the area of micotoxicology for the technical support of product sales on animal feed additives.
  • Fermentation expert to assist with fermentation process and isolating enzymes.
  • Expert in moisture migration for consulting on moisture migration and moisture control.
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 has done expert witness work including reviewing documents, giving depositions and testifying in court, in the areas of molds and mycotoxins in foods and feeds. This includes aflatoxins and Fusarium toxins, bacterial foodborne illnesses, food safety and sanitation.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in animal feed industry standards for litigation.
  • Botulism expert needed for consulting on Botulism from canned food product.
  • Aflatoxin expert for consulting on whole grain corn feed contamination and wrongful death of cattle.
  • Expert sanitizer for food manufacture.
  • Food spoilage expert for consulting on mold growth as an indicator of length ot time foos was exposed.
  • Aflatoxin expert for consulting on whole grain corn feed contamination and wrongful death of cattle.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Proposition 65.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert has over 35 years experience administering and supervising a number of research projects in both academia and industry.


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