A food technology expert witness typically has extensive experience and a background in food science, food engineering, FDA regulations, food processing and/or chemical engineering. A food technology 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).
Litigation support by a food technology expert can involve intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation, or a trade secret dispute. A food scientist might also provide testimony in matters such as a packaging product liability case, or a food safety issue.
Expert witness service by a food technology specialist could include product analysis, an expert report, expert opinion, deposition, 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 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 food production, nutrition, food additives, food safety, food manufacturing, or food packaging, 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.
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 Technology experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Food Technology landscape.
This expert is an Adjunct Professor of Food Science and Food Technology and is one of the world's foremost scientific experts in the field. Author of 10 books on a vast range of food and food packaging topics, recipient of over 40 awards and honors, contributor to numerous books, journals, and publications, and consultant to many of the world's largest packaging companies, this expert was inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame. For many years this expert has taught food packaging courses to graduates and undergraduates at major universities. This expert received B.S. degree and Ph.D. degrees. Further, this expert is a consultant in food and food technology, packaging and marketing. This expert helped industry leaders develop the first microwave ovens, and manage an aseptic packaging system. This expert is author of hundreds of articles and eight textbooks in food and food technology, marketing and packaging. This expert is contributing editor for Food Technology, and Technical and Marketing Information Editor for Brand Packaging.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Logistics, Marketing & Packaging. This expert held positions from Research Assistant to Full Professor in the School of Packaging, and is a Professor Emeritus. This expert's primary focus in research and practical testing has been in two areas: Reusable Shipping Containers, and prevention of in-transit damage to food. For many years this expert's research team assisted the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency to insure the adequacy of packages for food aid. This expert provided technical assistance and developed package performance standards for all the food which the USDA purchases and distributes -- the largest food distribution system in the world -- which includes such programs as price support commodity purchases, foreign food aid such as "Food for Peace" programs, and domestic feeding programs such as school lunches, charities, and disaster assistance. This expert is well-published and served as Editor of a top refereed journal in the packaging field. This expert has served as an expert witness for lawsuits involving personal injury, transit damage litigation and patent issues with respect to packaging and has consulted on projects dealing with the technical, social and economic implications of packaging systems, ranging from distribution system analysis and package design, to evaluation of specific packaging and vehicle loading operations.
This expert brings to the table many years’ experience of bringing fundamental research through to practical implementation and full commercialization – based on technologies ranging from biomedical biosensors through to smart wound dressings and sensors for use within the food, water and environmental monitoring industries. This expert’s career to date has spanned academic departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering across every part of the University sector - with this being reflected in publications and ongoing research interests.
This expert’s research career has been focused towards sensors for food chain, medical and environmental applications. This expert is the author of >130 publications spanning areas of sensors, data transmission and food chain supply logistics and food safety having worked with agri-food and sensor- oriented companies.
This expert can bring extensive experience of acting as an expert witness in patent trials and arbitration cases.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Food Science, and is a flavor chemist. This expert created a soy-based milk marketed. This expert helped develop the flavors for plain, vanilla and chocolate flavors, worked with a flavor company to use soy taste-maskers and to have an improved vanilla and plain soymilk product based on the use of these flavoring agents. This expert worked with the flavor company to develop and prototype flavors, and help direct sensory testing. This expert worked a top 3 global flavor company developing new technology for dairy and beverages. As a consultant, this expert worked for a number of smaller flavor companies helping them develop flavor technologies.
This expert provides Expert Witness, Investigation, and Technical Consulting services for Industrial Control Systems, Automated Systems, and Safety Systems. This expert has litigated several cases that involve PLC ladder logic, and has designed scores of systems which utilize PLC code. This expert manages an automation engineering group, and writes/analyzes PLC code virtually every day. Experience includes:
Automated Machinery – Manufacturing Plants, Production Plants
Robotics – Assembly Lines, Semiconductor Plants, Packaging Plants
Control Systems – PLC Controls, Computer Controlled Machines
Automatic and Revolving Doors
Amusement Park Rides – Control Systems, Safety Systems
Bowling Centers – Equipment Systems
Mining – Surface and Strip Mining, Coal, Quarry, Minerals, Oilsands, Conveyors, and Crushers
Lasers – Etching Equipment, Production Lines
Egg Production and Packaging
Food and Beverage Plants – Snack Foods, Cereal, Pasta, Soft Drinks, Beer, Meat Packaging
Conveyors – Belt Conveyors, Bucket Conveyors, Packaging Machines, Vibratory Systems
Wood Production – Sawmills, Chippers, Wood Pellet Plants
Patents – Control Systems, Automated Devices, Production and Manufacturing Machines
Contract Disputes – Control Systems, Production Equipment, Manufacturing Equipment
This expert has acquired many years of experience in electrical, electronic, automation, robotics, bulk materials handling, and mechanical system design. As an inventor, this expert holds several electronic and mechanical patents. This expert’s technical background includes extensive experience with digital logic circuits, vision systems, laser research involving Co2 lasers (Class 4 100 watt), and laser diodes (Class 3B). This expert has established and managed several engineering, CAD, automation, and field service groups, for deployment of automated machinery in the food, beverage, refinery, coal, oil sands, pharmaceutical, and chemical plant industries. Most of this work carried over to the field, where this expert managed electrical and mechanical field construction projects.
This expert’s memberships have included ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society), and AEE (The Association of Energy Engineers). Authorships include Whitepapers for RAM (Remote Asset Management), Energy Management, Automation, and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) for FDA related validation procedures in lab environments. Intellectual property and patent experience includes work as a Technical Expert Witness involving patent infringement and automation related accidents.