Jeff B. Nelken

Mr. Jeff B. Nelken

Food Safety and HACCP Compliance
20938 De Mina St.
Woodland Hills , CA 91364
Office: 818-703-7147
Fax: 818-703-7147

Mr. Jeff Nelken, B.S., M.A., is a Food Safety Expert Witness who provides COVID-19 reopening support services and specializes in: food allergy complaints, food borne illness, beverage and food burns, kitchen accidents, standards of the industry, disability, casino food safety, health department inspection reviews, COVID mitigation, protocol reviews, safety committee support, safe food handling reviews, incident investigation, safety committee support, casino - food safety consultant, national registry for food safety professionals - instructor, beverage and food burns - FOH, chemical cleaning accidents, sanitation and sanitizing, COVID protocols review, health department compliance, food handling protocols, coast to coast with George Noory - food safety guest/consultant, insurance guest speaker & trainer, and even death because of negligence or other issues related to food safety.

Mr. Nelken's Food Safety and Accident cases have included:
- Standards of Care
- Foreign Objects
- Foodborne Illness
- Equipment related issues
- Salmonella/Reiter's Disease
- Kitchen Accidents
- Ecoli 0157
- Campylobacter
- Burns
- Norovirus
- Guillain Bare Syndrome
- Slips and Trips
- Food Allergies
- Kitchen Training
- Policy and Procedures issues
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Pest related issues
- Intentional Contamination

Mr. Nelken is a food safety guru with more than 30 years of diverse health care, restaurant and hospitality training experience. He reviews vulnerability surveys, crisis plans and food security programs for those seeking to enhance there operations proficiency.

He has a rare combination of authentic “hands on” experience, enthusiasm, and a favorite of investigative reporters. Nelken has worked with CBS, NBC, Inside Edition, Dateline MSNBC and CNN as an expert on food safety stories.

His expertise is frequently relied upon by news media, restaurants, supermarkets, manufacturers, law firms seeking an Expert Witness or guidance on food safety issues

Request a one hour initial consultation for Gratis ( free ) by calling 818-703-7147

Areas of Expertise
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Burn Injury
  • Environmental
  • Food
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Premises Liability
  • Restaurants
  • Safety
  • Slip, Trip & Fall

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.S. in Food Science and Management - Pratt Institute
M.A. in Institutional Food Management Systems
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: UCLA Extension - Food Safety Management
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 65 times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Food Safety
Restaurant Standards
Norovirus complaint
Slip and Falls
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 40%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 60%
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: None
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Eight years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting
Review of documents
Site inspections
Epidemiologist on consult to help attorney's evaluate their cases
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 350.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 350.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 350.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 350.00 per hour.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses are paid by the retaining attorney


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