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Bacteriology Expert Witnesses: 2
Food Safety Foodborne Illness Expert Witness Ewen Todd
Ewen Todd, PhD
4183 Indian Glen Drive
phone: 517 347-4270
Dr. Ewen Todd is a Food Safety Expert with over 45 years of knowledge and experience in general food safety and Food Microbiology Issues. Specifically, he has extensive experience in the reporting and surveillance of Foodborne Disease, as well as development of analytical methods for identifying foodborne pathogens. As a result of his work with the industry and his knowledge of foodborne disease, Dr. Todd has influenced research programs and regulatory approaches taken by the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada. In the US, he held the position of Director of the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center and the Food Safety Policy Center at Michigan State University.
A leader in microbial research, foodborne disease surveillance, costing of outbreaks, food safety policy, seafood toxins, standard-setting, risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. He has worked in numerous countries educating and training, and collaborating to set up surveillance systems, food safety policies, regulations, and HACCP and other control strategies, including China, Cambodia, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Europe, as well as Canada and the USA. He is also familiar with food defense and food fraud issues, and waterborne disease. He is familiar with the US and Canadian food industry, both foodservice and food processing, HACCP, disease investigation, food, and equipment contamination.
Since leaving the Canadian government and entering academia and as a consultant, he has been an expert witness in 25 cases in both the U.S. and Canada where foodborne illnesses have occurred. He has testified on the behalf of plaintiffs who suffered from E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, Salmonella, ciguatoxin fish poisoning, yeast, and unknown agents. He has also represented defendants in two illness cases. Therefore, his litigation services are available for both Plaintiff and Defense.
Areas of Expertise
- General Food Safety and Spoilage Issues
- HACCP and GHP Systems
- Standards for Poultry
- Listeria Monocytogenes in Soft Cheeses
- Standards for Poultry
- Seafood Toxins
- Food Workers
- Investigation of Foodborne and Waterborne Illnesses
- Foodborne Disease Surveillance Systems
- Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Governance
- Safety of Aquaculture Systems
- Norovirus in Elder Care and Other Facilities
- Salmonella and Shigella in Schools and Child Care Centers
- Salmonella in Tahini and Other Oil-based Foods
- Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Leafy Greens
- Staphylococcus aureus in Cheese, Clostridium botulinum in Canned or Preserved Food and Native American / Inuit Fermented Food
- Listeria monocytogenes in Deli Meats and Soft Cheeses
- Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-eat Foods
- Hydrophobic Grid Membrane Filter Systems
Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness J Paul Robinson
West Lafayette IN
J. Paul Robinson, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor of Cytometry in the College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Robinson received his PhD in Immunopathology from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School and is currently the director of the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories at Purdue University.
Litigation Support - Dr. Robinson provides frequent Patent Infringement expert witness services in the field of Cytometry, the quantitative analysis of cells and cell systems, most commonly used to evaluate bone marrow, peripheral blood, and other fluids in the body. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Areas of Expertise:
Backround Experience - Dr. Robinson's research area has been focused on reactive oxygen species primarily in neutrophils and cell lines such as HL-60 cells where he has developed high throughput functional approaches to cell analysis related to mitochondrial function as a measure of drug toxicity. He is also interested in automated diagnostics focused on blood cell phenotypic analysis using data mining processes integrated with real-time multiparameter analysis. In addition he is engaged in developing translational tools for better diagnostics for cervical cancer.
Over the past several years, his group has expanded their interest in bioengineering with hardware and software groups developing innovative technologies such as spectral flow cytometry (USPatent#7280204 - currently commercialized by two companies), optical tools for quantitative fluorescence measurement and advanced classification approaches for clinical diagnostics as well as bacterial classification using elastic scattering of laser light.
Dr. Robinson is an active researcher with over 200 peer reviewed publications, 35 book chapters, and has edited 10 books. He has given over 150 international lectures, 400 conference presentations, and taught advanced courses in over a dozen countries.
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