Food Additives Expert Witnesses

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Food additives expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in food science, food engineering, FDA regulations, food processing and/or chemical engineering. A food additives expert witness should feel comfortable explaining technology, processes, and procedures to a judge and jury. The chosen expert could be a member of an industry organization such as the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), the Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA), or the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

To enhance flavor, appearance, or to preserve flavor, substances are often added to food products. A food additive can be of natural or artificial origin, and can be introduced in an indirect manner, such as through the manufacturing process, packaging, or during storage.

Litigation support by a food additives expert witness can involve intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. A food additives specialist might also provide testimony in matters involving food safety issues. Expert witness service by a food additive specialist could include product analysis, expert report preparation, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and testimony in court. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a subject matter expert with previous testimony experience. In addition, law firms may seek a food industry expert for pre-litigation consultant work. Supporting the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for food technology experts, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm client. Whether the case involves:

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert witness around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing candidates with the right balance of technical expertise and testimony experience to support the specific needs of each unique project.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Food Additives experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Food Additives landscape.


Expert Witness #214975

This expert is the founder and CEO of a highly successful consultancy specializing in plastics. This expert has spent many years in the Plastics Industry as a leading authority on plastic and composite part failure. This expert worked for a plastics product manufacturer as a leading Principal Scientist. This expert is a world-renowned scientist and author as evidenced by many awards. This expert is a member of ASM International (a society of Material Scientists), the American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials Divisions, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the Failure Analysis Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Institute of Packaging Professionals, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. This expert has provided expert services in over 150 litigations involving plastics and composites. This expert is one of the top plastic failure experts in the world having analyzed hundreds of plastic and composite parts including, pipes, food packages, bottles, tanks, latches, toys, medical devices, exercise equipment, automotive parts, pulleys, chairs, and stools. This expert has authored >100 scientific papers, >60 US Patents, a book, and several encyclopedia articles on chemicals and plastics.

CONSULTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ON CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS

  • Forensic analysis/testing of plastic and composite parts
  • Manufacturing processes for plastic bottles including extrusion blow-molding, injection blow-molding, and stretch
  • Blow-molding
  • Root cause analysis of CPVC fire suppression system failures
  • Exercise equipment failure
  • Plastic piping products including ABS, PVC, CPVC, PEX, PP, PVDC, and HDPE
  • Additives for plastics including antioxidants and UV stabilizers
  • Design of plastic parts to meet the requirements of the application
  • Fracture mechanics of plastic materials and composites
  • Chemical resistance/degradation of plastics and elastomers
  • Discoloration and loss of clarity of plastics
  • Plastic part and package design and stress analysis
  • Polymer blends and compounding
  • Polyolefin based resins and applications
  • Additives for improved adhesion in polymer blends and composites
  • Chemicals and Plastics R&D
  • Monomer stabilization and polymerization
  • Molding and extrusion of plastics including foams and films
  • UV, thermal, and environmental degradation of chemicals and plastics
  • Plastic flammability and plastic flame retardant formulations
  • Migration of chemicals and additives from plastics
  • Chemicals and plastics for medical use
  • Composite and nanocomposite materials including carbon fiber composites
  • Permeability (vapors and odors) of plastics
  • Plastics used in medical applications
  • Abrasion resistance of plastics and elastomers
  • Material Selection (choosing the right plastic for the application)

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