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 Expert  107771

Expert in Food Chemistry & Shelf Life

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Oregon (OR)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
FOOD ANTIOXIDANTS; NATURAL ANTIOXIDANT; LIPIDS; FOOD LIPID OXIDATION. Expert has broad expertise in the area of antioxidants, particularly as related to lipid oxidation (rancidity) in foods. He has an active research program in this area and has industrial experience in the selection, use, and application of natural and synthetic antioxidants in food and other products. Additionally, he teaches graduate level courses and performs research in the area of fat substitution in foods. Lipid oxidation has been a major area for Expert in regard to research and consulting. His PhD dissertation was on this topic. He has gained industrial experience in this area through his work at Kellogg Co.

SHELF LIFE TESTING; FOOD STORAGE. A significant portion of Expert's consultant activity has been related to the design and interpretation of shelf life studies for a large variety of products (foods, enzymes, pharmaceuticals). Such designs rely on his expertise and experience in applying the Arrhenius equation to real world situations encountered in the transport and storage of products.

FOOD CHEMISTRY. Expert has consulted with numerous clients on a wide range of food chemistry related issues including: water activity, product/package interactions, flavors, enzymes, and pigments. He has published in the areas of protein and ingredient functionality and has recently completed several research projects dealing with the use of fat substitutes in foods.

FOOD SCIENCE; FOOD TECHNOLOGY; FOOD PROCESSING. As a educator and researcher in the field, Expert remains current with new technologies as related to the processing and formulation of foods. He has practical experience in the cereal industry and has collaborated on several research projects involving the effects of extrusion on food products.

CEREAL FOODS; PREPARED CEREALS; READY-TO-EAT CEREAL. Expert has practical experience and knowledge regarding the formulation, processing, fortification, and packaging of cereal products. He is familiar with the marketing and product development strategies for these foods. Expert has extensive knowledge regarding the stability and shelf life testing of cereal products.

FAT SUBSTITUTES. Expert is very current in regard to this area ( he teaches a graduate level source on this topic). He has recently completed a major research project involving "lite" baked goods such as cheesecake and brownies.


cereal (food)


food antioxidant


food chemistry


food lipid


food lipid oxidation


food processing


food science


food shelf life testing


food storage


food technology




lipid oxidation


natural antioxidant


prepared cereal




ready-to-eat cereal


shelf life

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  and Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Technology, Product Development/ Optimization, Food...
Food Packaging, Food Safety, Food Quality, Food Additives;...
Food Microbiology, Toxicology, Preservation, and Spoilage;...
Physical Chemistry of Food & Drugs

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   PhD   Food Science   Washington State University  
1978   MS   Food Science   Oregon State University  
1976   BS   Food Science   Oregon State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2005


University of Idaho


Food Science and Toxicology




Professor of Food Science

1988 to 2000


Central Michigan University


Human Environmental Studies




1984 to 1988


Kellogg Corporation




Manager: Product Stability


Shelf life/packaging/flavor stablity research and administration



(Undisclosed University)



Professor: Food Science and Technology


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and the American Association of Cereal Chemists.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored several book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts in his field.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has extensive consulting experience in the area of product stablility; shelf life testing; and, packaging requirements. He has designed and interpreted protocols, and given onsite advice.
  • His previous clients have been General Mills, Pfizer, 3M, Kellogg Corporation, and Science Diet.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Lipid Rancidity.
  • Expert in moisture migration for consulting on moisture migration and moisture control.
  • Expert in lipid oxidation for consulting on presentation concerning botanicals oxidation pathways.
  • Expert for consulting on Rancidity and Spoilage prevention strategies for Animal Feed Ingredient
  • Expert for consulting on Food Preservation and Safety
  • Expert expert In Food Canning for consulting on Marketing Canned Meat.
  • Expert in food chemist columbus ohio for consulting on Food storage and packaging.
  • Food allergens industry expert for consulting on Allergens issue.
  • Manufactured food product consulting on a rancid food product
  • Expert in packaging and shelf life of Nove protein ingredient.
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 antioxidants for class action case.
  • Expert in fermentation for consulting on the processes involved in orange juice.
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 extensive training in food chemistry onsite; antioxidant selection; HAACP; packaging; and lipid oxidation.


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