Food label expert witness candidates typically have background in food science, FDA regulations, and/or food processing. A food label expert could be involved with an industry association such as the FMI Food Industry Association, or the Consumer Brands Association (CBA). Food packaging and food labeling are regulated to prevent false advertising, to promote food safety, and provide nutrition facts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates a Nutrition Facts label on packaged food and drinks that specifies certain information (serving size, calorie content, and nutrient information).
Litigation support by a food label expert could include an analysis, expert report, expert opinion, depositions, and expert witness 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 prior expert testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek an expert in food labeling for pre-litigation consultant work. Supporting the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn has completed numerous searches for food label expert witnesses, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm client. Whether the case involves a dietary supplement, nutrition facts, food additives, health claims, food safety, or food packaging, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to quickly turn around a search for an expert witness. The firm has an earned reputation for providing candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony experience for each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Food Labels experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Food Labels landscape.
This expert is known internationally as one of the top experts on kinetics of reactions related to loss in food quality, nutrient degradation and pathogen growth and death kinetics.
This expert is also well known for teaching, working with and mentoring Ph.D. students, post-docs and visiting scientists. This expert has helped over many mentees gain faculty positions around the world, most of whom are doing research on reaction kinetics.
This expert is the author or co-author of over 280 scientific refereed research articles, 18 textbooks, 78 book chapters, eight patents and more than 100 other semi-technical articles. This expert has 14 refereed research papers, books or chapters and reviews that have been cited more than 200 times in other research papers or books, two at over 600 times and six others between 300-400 times, another five between 200-300 times and 30 more between 100-200. This expert’s research group has published an average of 10 research papers a year, including work in the Journal of Food Science, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Analyst, Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Protection and Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.
This expert’s research has been supported by grants from the Department of Homeland Security, the US Center of Excellence, as well as grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Additionally, this expert has received grants from the American Egg Board, Almond Board, Dairy Research Inc., and the Beef Council.
This expert’s Areas of Research include
Shelf life testing
Shelf life dating
Time-Temperature Integrator Tags
Contaminants in food
Glass Transition Phenomena
In addition to academic work and research, this expert serves as Chief Scientist at a company that makes smart sensors used to monitor temperature or both temperature and freshness. The company’s patent and copyright intellectual property portfolio centers around radio frequency sensor identification devices, labels, tags and liners, radio frequency data capture software, cloud services and analytics. The IP also includes systems, software and methods for using the above tools for managing perishables in the cold chain and for tracking wear-and-tear of non-perishable items throughout their life or warranty period.
This expert has prior patent litigation experience and has been deposed and testified before a jury. Additionally, this expert has served as an expert for litigation in a case involving Time-Temperature Integrator (TTI) shelf life tags.