Food and Beverage Expert Witnesses

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Food and beverage expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including restaurant management, food safety, nutrition, alcohol service, and hospitality. Some of the most common specialties among these expert witnesses include foodborne illness investigation, dietary supplement evaluation, food labeling compliance, beverage production processes, and culinary arts. They have provided opinions on the effects of improper food handling, allergen mislabeling, nutritional misinformation, alcohol-related incidents, and food poisoning outbreaks.

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Daniel C. CoxView profile

ID: 6938256

Mr. Daniel C. Cox

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Mr. Daniel C. Cox has 42 years of experience in the Coffee Industry. He earned his BA from Norwich University and today, he is a licensed Notary Public in the State of Vermont. Formerly, this expert served as the Executive Vice President of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and as the Vice President of Specialty Coffee Holdings. He currently serves as the Founder and President of Coffee Enterprises...

Food and Drug Expert WitnessView profile


Food and Drug Expert Witness

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New York

This qualified expert has been involved in the field of medical technologies for over forty years and is experienced with matters concerning FDA compliance on which he has authored several articles and papers and given talks on FDA compliance worldwide. He is also the vice president of a private medical technologies firm, making him intimately qualified to comment on the case at hand.

Eric TonseticView profile

ID: 17279

Mr. Eric Tonsetic

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This manufacturing expert began his career after earning his BSBA from Geneva College. First working at Kraft General Foods, he served as an operations supervisor producing cereal. Thereafter, he managed a full USDA facility producing pasta for American Home Foods. For over 15 years he worked as a Maintenance manager at Bay Valley Foods, a division of H.J. Heinz. He now serves as a plant manager...

Hotels and Restaurants Expert WitnessView profile


Hotels and Restaurants Expert Witness

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New York

This expert is a recognized authority and consultant in the hotel industry. He operates his hotel, hospitality and consulting practice specializing in operational audits and the effectiveness of hotel franchising agreements and litigation support assignments. Prior to forming his hotel consulting firm, this expert was the Product Line Manager for Hotel/Motel Operations at the International...

Adelmo Monsalve GonzalezView profile

ID: 21879

Dr. Adelmo Monsalve Gonzalez

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This expert earned his MS and PhD in Food Science from Washington State University, and has since lead a lengthy career in the food and pet food industry. The holder of six US patents, he is a Certified Food Technologist and a member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists. He previously served as a Senior Research Scientist at General Mills and an R&D manager at MOM Brands before joining...

Restaurant Economics Expert WitnessView profile


Restaurant Economics Expert Witness

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New York

This expert is currently the Founder/Co-Owner of a privately held restaurant development company which employs more than 3000 people in the state of New York. The fast food component includes 21 fast food restaurants and 46 casual dining restaurants. It is one of the largest franchise groups in the casual dining franchise chain and overall the 81st largest restaurants franchise company in the...

Thomas J. Montville, PhDView profile

ID: 25937

Dr. Thomas J. Montville, PhD

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New Jersey

This food scientist earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after completing his BS from at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. At his current academic institution, he has served as Chairman of the Department and Director of the Graduate Program in Food Science and now holds the academic rank of Professor Emeritus. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers...

Warehouse Operations  Safety and Forklift Expert WitnessView profile


Warehouse Operations Safety and Forklift Expert Witness

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This expert has been working with supermarket inventory for over 15 years. He worked as an Inventory Controller for Save-A-Lot for a number of years, where he was responsible for daily monitoring and maintenance of inventory adjustments, shipping, and receiving, and he was also a member of the Safety Committee. Currently, this expert is a Shift Manager at a major food warehouse, overseeing day to...

Food Facilities Expert WitnessView profile


Food Facilities Expert Witness

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This highly qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in food service consulting with over 15 years of experience in foodservice distribution and operations management. He holds an A.A. in Foodservice Management from Iowa State University. A member of both the Foodservice Consultants Society International and the Construction Specifications Institute, he has published a book on food...

Program Grants & Contract Manager Expert WitnessView profile


Program Grants & Contract Manager Expert Witness

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This highly qualified expert has over 20+ years experience directing food stamp programs. Former positions include Regional Food Stamp Program Director, Administrator Review Officer, EBT Project Director, and EBT Regional Implementation Manager. He has directed over 200 regional and field office staff involved in state agency policy support and food retailer management. He has adjudicated...

Food & Consumer Products Industry Expert WitnessView profile


Food & Consumer Products Industry Expert Witness

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This highly qualified expert has 25+ years of experience in the Food & Consumer Products Industry. He is a certified management consultant and received his M.B.A. in Marketing from Iona College. He started working as a Senior Partner and Director of Case & Company and furthered his career as the Vice President for Cresap's Food and Consumer Products Practice. This expert is recognized for...

Food Safety Expert WitnessView profile


Food Safety Expert Witness

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This expert is recognized as one of the country's top food safety trainers and has 25+ years experience as a food safety consultant in the food industry. Currently, he has recently retired as president and founder of an independent food service practice which provides consulting and training to food service and lodging companies throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The expert...

Food Engineering Expert WitnessView profile


Food Engineering Expert Witness

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This expert's experience focuses on process design to achieve maximum efficiency and optimum food product quality. He has served as an expert in a variety of situations dealing primarily with process and equipment design. Several of the cases have involved patent litigation, including detailed review of documents, development of expert reports, appearance at depositions and testimony before...

Food Safety Expert WitnessView profile


Food Safety Expert Witness

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This expert trains on all phases of the food service operation. He is a certified ServSafe Instructor, Registered Examination Proctor, Certified SURE HACCP Food Safety Trainer, and Certified SURE HACCP Food Safety Manager. The SURE HACCP Food Safety Manager Certification is approved by the International HACCP Alliance. Prior to his food safety experience, he worked at a variety of hospitals in...

FDA (Food & Cosmetics) Expert WitnessView profile


FDA (Food & Cosmetics) Expert Witness

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This expert in toxicology had a 22-year career in regulatory positions at the Food and Drug Administration. The expert joined the FDA in 1977 and served as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and as the Director of Division of Toxicological Research. Following retirement from Federal service, he was also the State Toxicologist, Chemical...

Bar and Restaurant Management Expert WitnessView profile


Bar and Restaurant Management Expert Witness

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This expert has 15 years experience in the food and beverage industry. He is a seasoned expert in all aspects of the hospitality world, including but not limited to management, acquisition, development, and financing. He has advanced and overseen the strategic business plans of numerous fine dine, high volume, quick service, and multi-unit food and beverage outlets across the Western United...

Food Service Professional Expert WitnessView profile


Food Service Professional Expert Witness

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New York

This food service professional has a tremendous degree of expertise in multi-unit operations, cafe design and unit flow, having worked in establishments ranging from large multi-unit food operations to small boutique restaurants and beachside bars. For several years he served as the general manager of beach bars on Long Island and currently operates a 140 seat sports pub in the New York metro...

Food Science & Packaging Expert WitnessView profile


Food Science & Packaging Expert Witness

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South Carolina

This expert has over 40 years of food science and packaging industry experience and held the Cryovac Chair at Clemson University as the first endowed professorship in packaging science in the U.S. He is a Fellow of Institute of Packaging Professionals and Institute of Food Technologists. He has presented at six World Food Congresses two World Packaging Congresses, the 1st Save Food Congress and...

Packaging Expert WitnessView profile


Packaging Expert Witness

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New York

This expert has 40 years experience in packaging, materials technology, management, strategic planning and R&D working for resin producers, converters, and food companies. He currently provides consulting services for the plastics industry in regards to food packaging, protective packaging, plastics processing and plastics resins.

Chemistry & Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Expert WitnessView profile


Chemistry & Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Expert Witness

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New Jersey

This expert has a wide ranging expertise in organic chemistry, polymers, and materials science. He earned his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology and gained post-graduate experience at AT&T Bell Laboratories. His current research includes the synthesis, physical characterization, and application of dendritic and hyperbranched polymers and materials for marine applications, such as...

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Food and Beverage Expert Witness FAQs

A food and beverage expert witness provides specialized knowledge in cases involving food safety, quality control, sanitation, nutrition, restaurant management, alcohol service, and more.

They can be crucial in cases involving food poisoning, product liability, premises liability, personal injury in restaurants or bars, and disputes over nutritional claims.

Subspecialties include but are not limited to food safety, nutrition science, restaurant operations, alcohol service regulations, food processing technology, and culinary arts.

They can help determine if proper food handling procedures were followed, identify potential sources of contamination, and assess the impact on the victim's health.

Yes. Experts in this field often have experience with laws regarding alcohol service and can testify on matters such as over-serving or serving minors.

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