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Food processing expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in food science, food engineering, FDA regulations, food manufacturing, and/or food safety. A food processing expert witness should feel comfortable explaining regulations, 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).

There are three main levels of food processing: primary food processing, secondary food processing, and tertiary food processing. Primary food processing takes raw agricultural products (e.g., livestock, wheat) and creates products that can be eaten. This category includes many preparation methods and quality assurance steps, and includes processes such as shelling nuts to deboning meat to canning food. Secondary food processing covers the creation of a food product from ready-to use ingredients, for example the baking of bread. Tertiary food processing is commercial production of food (e.g., ready-to-eat or heat-and-serve foods). All food processing is regulated by the FDA, and a food processing expert witness should be familiar with the FDA guidelines and regulations.

Litigation support by an expert in food processing can involve intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. A food processing scientist might also provide testimony in matters involving food safety, contract issues, or supply chain issues. Expert witness service by a food processing specialist could include product analysis, expert report, expert opinion, deposition, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a subject matter expert with prior testimony experience. In addition, an attorney may seek a food science expert for pre-litigation consultant work.

Cahn has performed many searches for food processing experts, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm client. Whether the case involves food safety standards, contamination, organic food, food packaging, foodborne illness, food manufacturing, factory sanitation, or food supply chain, 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 expertise and testimony experience for each unique project.

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