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Expert in Feed Industry Consultant: Animal Drug & Feed Laws, regulations, registrations, approvals, compliance

Expert ID: 732183 Missouri, USA

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Expert has 45 years of experience in Animal Drug and Feed regulatory and Quality Issues. He has
worked as Director of Regulatory and Quality for Purina Mills for 35 years. Expert has served as an expert
witness is many various cases, and has written and established animal drug and feed quality and regulatory
programs. He has audited drug and feed manufacturing facilities for FDA compliance, as well as prepared and
submitted animal drug and feed additive petitions to FDA. He has worked with AAFCO on establishing animal
feed definitions. Expert has served on Industry, AAFCO and FDA task forces for cGMP's, regulation
development. He has also worked with Eastern Research on development of economic impacts for proposed
regulations.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri - Columbia, Missouri - Saint Charles, Missouri - Saint Peters, Missouri - Florissant, Missouri - Springfield, Illinois

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: BS Subject: Business Administration Institution: Southern Illinois University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1967 to 2000 Employer: Ralston Purina Company (Purina MIlls, Inc) Title: Director Department: Regulatory, Quality, Environmental and Safety Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for compliance of all 62 feed manufacturing plants, one animal drug manufacturing facility, and registration of all feed, animal drug, and pesticide products. He has worked with research in development of data and obtaining FDA registration for dosage pharmaceuticals and Type A products. Expert has registered over 200 EPA propducts plus our own active Bromethalin for Rodenticides. He has also stewarded development of quality and regulatory programs for the company.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Committee member and author, National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on Dioxin (2001-2003); past chair and member, Animal Drug Sections Regulatory Committee (Animal Health Institute); past chair and member, Feed Control Committee (American Feed Industry Association); member, Feed Industry Committee (National Grain and Feed Association); member, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee (NGFA); faculty member, NGFA's Feed Quality Assurance Workshops. Served on NGFA task force that developed script and visuals for series of four feed quality assurance video training tapes for feed mill managers and employees.
Awards / Recognition
Association of American Feed Control Officials’ Distinguished Service Award (1995); American Feed Industry Association “Member of the Year” Award (1992-93).

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert for both claimant and defendant. Variety of animal feed and pet food litigation. From manufacture to labeling to formulation, to ingredient and contamination issues.
Training / Seminars
State of Wisconsin state feed seminars for dealer compliance.

Purina dealers comliance seminars
Vendor Selection
Site visits with ingredient suppliers on compliance issues. Especially BSE.

Fields of Expertise

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