Food Science Expert in Product Liability

Case Description:

A food science expert with an understanding of product liability regulations and inspections was needed to consult on a damages valuation. At issue was a food product manufactured by the defendant and stored in the plaintiff's distribution center.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate food science experts with product liability expertise, particularly California law regarding food storage practices and safety regulations. Specifically, the client required an expert with at least 15 years of experience inspecting food warehousing and distribution centers.

Experts Presented:

  • Food Science Expert

    This food science expert has international experience in food storage and safety, food plant sanitation, quality systems, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance and food microbiology. In his 30 years of food safety experience, he’s worked with a wide range of food storage techniques including canning, freezing, dehydration, deep frying, aseptic systems and meat processing. This liability expert has published extensively on food product safety topics. He’s a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and has been active in the northern California section. This product liability expert's credentials include an M.S. degree in food science and previous expert litigation services on food storage and safety matters. IMS Reference #5010080

  • Food Science Expert

    This food science expert has more than 30 years of experience in the food processing and storage industry, where he’s held positions in private industry, with the state of California, and with the National Food Processors Association. He has developed compliance programs for food storage, quality, sanitation, and safety regulation to alleviate product liability issues. This expert has lectured and published on product liability topics concerning the proper transportation, storage, and distribution practices for food products and their effect on food safety. He is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and has offered depositions and trial testimony as a food science expert witness. IMS Reference #4996735

  • Food Science

    This food science expert has over 35 years of quality assurance and food product development, including with some of the largest food producers in the industry. He’s been responsible for compliance with FDA, USDA, and EPA safety regulations. This expert oversaw a laboratory support group that provided microbiological and analytical services to food processing and storage facilities and consulted on issues of food safety and product liability. He holds a master's degree in food science and an M.B.A. and has worked with the National Center for Food Protection and Defense. IMS Reference #5010078

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