FOOD SAFETY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-071429
This expert on Resturant Operations has 34 years of experience in all segments of the hospitality industry. He obtained his BS in Hospitality from Florida International University and held various managerial positions as well as director positions for a Pizza Chains before moving on to more senior positions in the Food and Beverage Industry. He currently works as the Director of Operations at a seafood restaurant company.
Expert Witness: E-157104
This expert earned his Ph.D in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University. His research interests focus on the areas technology and foodservice; he has successfully published works in Hospitality Review Journal and Journal of Foodservice Business Research. His teaching experience include food and beverage management and hospitality management.
Expert Witness: E-156315
Robert Marcarelli is a well-known and respected chef, manager and restaurant consultant known throughout the Connecticut area. He has over fifteen years of hands-on business experience in restaurants, retail, catering, and the hospitality industry and over 20 years in business management. Robert’s experiences of working in the front and back of the house are what give him the competitive edge in our consulting field. Those skills, and specifically, his passion for ...
Expert Witness: E-055427
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 the Midwest as Director of Nutrition Service.
Expert Witness: E-035273
This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in Food Safety and Nutritional Management Services. He holds certifications including ServSafe Food Safety Instructor/Proctor; Certified Executive Chef; Certified Culinary Educator; Registered Dietician; as well as a New York State License from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This expert is nationally recognized as a food safety trainer operating certification classes and "Third-party Audits" throughout New ...
Expert Witness: E-009480
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 was involved in the creation of the ServSafe instructional series which is ...
Expert Witness: E-065110
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 Terrorism Laboratory Director, and State Counterterrorism Coordinator working ...
Expert Witness: E-010122
This expert is a pharmacist and a pharmacologist and a former professor at Yale University and Georgetown University. He is also a former FDA Medical Officer/Senior Medical Analyst, who is an expert in the areas of drug Safety, drug development, regulatory affairs and FDA policy. He as also served as an advisor on the 2016 Ted Cruz presidential campaign, and has also been invited to testify in front of the U.S. Senate as a healthcare policy expert, FDA expert and ...
Expert Witness: E-006693
This human factors psychologist has nearly 30 years of experience as a safety analysis professional. She began her career as a Human Factors Psychologist with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and she currently owns and operates a firm that examines the design, instructions and warnings of consumer products. She conducts training for manufacturers on issues such as anticipating product hazards, consumer behavior, motivation & perceptions, foreseeable ...
Expert Witness: E-008086
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 day warehouse operations including supervision, shipping, receiving, and ...

FOOD SAFETY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Restaurant Patron Suffers Esophageal Damage After Swallowing Foreign Object FOOD SAFETY Expert Case

…  swallowed a foreign object that accidentally fell into her food. As per the medical records, the patient suffered damage to her …  along the lining and comorbid infections. An expert in food impactions was sought to discuss the role foreign objects can play in …

Foreign Object In Bottled Beverage Causes Severe Injury FOOD SAFETY Expert Case

Foreign Object In Bottled Beverage Causes Severe Injury

This case involves a group of young adults who drank a bottle of wine which contained a metallic foreign object. One of the members of the group ended up with a foreign object lodged in her throat for several hours. She required immediate medical attentio …

Chemotherapy Patient Contracts Gastrointestinal Infection From Consuming Shellfish FOOD SAFETY Expert Case

…  the end of the night, the patient had symptoms of food poisoning, including nausea and vomiting. She was rushed to the hospital …  was cleared. An expert was sought to speak to the safety mechanisms that exist to mitigate the risk of consumers contracting food-borne illnesses from …

Food Safety Expert Discusses Customer Injury from Foreign Object in Meal FOOD SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a patron of a fast casual restaurant chain who suffered injuries after ingesting a foreign object in his meal. At the time of the incident in question, the man was eating lunch with several of his colleagues from work at the the restaura …

Child is Severely Burned by Hot Coffee on Ferry Ride FOOD SAFETY Expert Case

Child is Severely Burned by Hot Coffee on Ferry Ride

This case involves a young child who was severely burned on a ferry ride when hot coffee spilled on her. The coffee was placed on a booth table in front of the child, and the coffee was served at a temperature of 190 degrees at the time of the accident. Th …

Restaurant Customer is Killed by Allergic Reaction to Food FOOD SAFETY Expert Case

Restaurant Customer is Killed by Allergic Reaction to Food

This case involves an individual who suffered a severe allergic reaction at a fast casual restaurant in Connecticut. The plaintiff had a known, severe allergy to shellfish, which he indicated to restaurant staff. As a result, restaurant staff advised him t …

Restaurant Safety Expert Opines on Injuries From Dangerously Hot Food FOOD SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a young child who was seriously burned while eating with her family at a popular chain restaurant. The family had never eaten at this particular chain of restaurants before, and after reviewing the menu decided to order a number of pizza …