Food Safety Expert Witnesses
What is a food safety expert witness?
Food safety expert witness candidates typically have a PhD and extensive experience in food science, FDA regulations, and/or food manufacturing. A food safety expert witness should feel comfortable explaining regulations, processes and procedures to a judge and jury. A food safety expert witness should be familiar with FDA regulation and guidelines, as well as food service and public health inspection rules.
What types of cases require a food safety expert witness?
Food safety entails the handling, preparation, and storage of food in a manner that helps prevent foodborne illness. It encompasses food labeling, food hygiene, food additives and pesticide residues, as well as policies and guidelines for food inspection.
Food safety expert witness case examples
Cahn Litigation Services has performed many searches for food safety experts, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm. Representative matters that Cahn Litigation Services has placed expert witnesses for have involved:
- hospitality industry food safety standards and regulatory compliance,
- food contamination / food poisoning / foodborne illness (i.e., e. coli, salmonella, listeria),
- food service operations in the health care industry,
- hospitality management and food safety training,
- food manufacturing and food processing,
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP),
- food microbiology risk assessment,
- consumer product food labeling, and
- supply chain issues.
What litigation support work might a food safety expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services by a food safety specialist could include food product analyses, facility inspections, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, depositions, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a food safety expert with prior testimony experience. In addition, an attorney may seek a food industry consultant or toxicologist for pre-litigation work.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a food safety expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Food Safety Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Food Safety experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Food Safety landscape.