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Expert in Food Product Development

Expert ID: 721352 Texas, USA

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Dr. L. Expert has been an independent consultant in the dairy and food processing industries since 1992. His specialties include food product and process development and the identification and assessment of existing and emerging new ingredients, products, and process technologies. He has developed total quality management programs into large and small client companies, based both domestically and internationally.

Steve's primary expertise in is fluid, frozen, Expert, cultured, and fermented dairy products, with specific knowledge of ingredient selection, formulation, and process development. He has additional experience in quality management, shelflife assessment, consumer testing, and cost reduction/avoidance programs. Specific examples of Steve's production and product development work in each product area, completed over a span of 25 years, are available upon request.

Steve has worked with the development, application, an

Steve has expertise with yogurt, sour cream, and other cultured dairy food systems. He can provide advice on ingredient selection, formulation, culture selection and technologies, processes, shelflife assessment, and quality management.

Steve has over 25 years of experience in regulatory issues related to ingredient statements, ingredient claims, kosher certifications, USDA labeling, USDA Grade A designation, ingredient listing, nutrition facts statements, and nutrient content and health claims. This includes finished product nomenclature and other regulatory issues.

A significant portion of Steve's career has been involved with frozen dairy desserts. His expertise in this area includes ingredient selection, formulation, processing, packaging, distribution, and cost

Besides being an expert developer of fluid, frozen, cultured, and fermented variants of standard dairy foods, Steve has also worked with non-dairy ingredients for general use in processed foods. He can answer in-depth questions on ingredient issues related to confectioneries, beverages, fruit juices, desserts, tofu, pizza, bakery products, and cereal products. He is knowledgeable of corn-derived sweeteners, refi

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: PhD Subject: Institution: Food Science - Cornell University
Year: 1971 Degree: BS Subject: Institution: Food Science - Cornell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: Director of Research and Development, Dreyers Grand IceCrea m Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1990 Employer: Senior Manager of Technology Development, The QuakerOats Compan y Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1986 Employer: Director of Product Applications, Archer-Daniels-Midlan d Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities:

Fields of Expertise

consumer product marketing, food product development, cultured dairy product, dairy microbiology, dairy product, dairy product formulation, dairy product functional ingredient, food product labeling, frozen dairy dessert, frozen dairy dessert ingredient technology, ice cream, ice cream technology, yogurt, food ingredient, food ingredient technology, market positioning, promotion, strategic market planning, market assessment, consumer demographics, market potential, beverage processing, consumer focus group, clouding agent, food marketing, dairy quality control, cream cheese, food biotechnology, fermented baked food product, pilot line, butterfat, beverage ingredient, frozen baked food product, palatability testing, beverage dispenser, fruit juice composition, fruit juice processing, starter culture, tofu, food product shelf-life study, food product process development, baked food product, dairy product packaging material, dairy product packaging process, dairy product package, pizza, pizza topping, beverage system, bakery product functional ingredient, sugar-free dessert, dairy creamer, fermented milk, market forecasting, consumer choice prediction, chymosin, food product manufacturing, food product quality control, food product research and development management, dairy product aseptic processing, bifidobacterium, pilot plant, pilot plant scale-up, biotechnology quality assurance, dairy product safety, food product quality improvement, food product cost reduction, dairy product sensory evaluation, low-calorie frozen dairy dessert, beverage canning, soft serve dessert, new technology business value measurement, new product development, new product assessment, food preservative, dairy culture, marketing, beverage packaging process, fruit juice, frozen yogurt, frozen food, food product, food preservation, food color additive, dairy processing, dairy nutrition, dairy cream, buttermilk, butter, acidulent

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