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Donald W. Schaffner, Ph. D.

Donald W. Schaffner, Ph. D.

Department Chair
Distinguished Professor
Extension Specialist
65 Dudley RD
(848) 932-5411
(732) 932-6776

Outreach Team

The outreach team includes groups that provide (1) general technical assistance, (2) specific assistance with HACCP plan development and (3) laboratory testing services.  We also refer some clients who need assistance with acidified and low acid canned foods (LACF) to process authorities.

 If you or your organization would like to be listed on this page, please email Dr. Schaffner, and your contact information will be added.

General Technical Assistance

Food Innovation Center
450 East Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-391-7601

This center offers comprehensive expertise in business development, market research, product and process development, workforce development and training, regulations and compliance support, and quality assurance and food safety. Their clients include Farmers and Cooperatives desiring to create new businesses based on value-added agricultural products or considering new markets for their existing commodities; Startup Food Companies coping with challenges such as financing, technology, regulations, market development and other infrastructure requirements; Existing small and mid-sized food companies seeking to access new technologies, upgrade quality assurance capabilities, enter new markets, and expand and improve their operations; and Retail and Foodservice Establishments seeking to improve their operations and purchase locally grown New Jersey products.

Catapult Commercialization Services
phone: (925) 407-5081

Catapult is a nationwide services firm centered on planning & executing projects to commercialize products for food and beverage startups. Services include product/process/package development, marketing, branding, manufacturing (coman & capital), quality, procurement, distribution, and business development.

HACCP plan development

Yundong Chi-Zhang, Ph.D.
Food Safety Research Lab
Tel: (908) 803-0089
Fax: (866) 888-6236

Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel
Dirigo Food Safety

Laboratory Testing Services

Many useful services are available from a variety of local testing labs. If your lab is not listed here, please contact Dr. Schaffner ( so that it may be added.

Food Safety Research Laboratory
57 Industrial Road, Building B-A
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Tel: (908) 516-2762
Fax: (866) 888-6236

Tel: (888) 525-9788

Garden State Laboratories
410 Hillside Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
(800) 273-8901
Fax: (908) 688-8966

Marypaul Laboratories, Inc.
P0 Box 952 12 Wilson Drive
Sparta, NJ 07871 USA
(800) 548-1874
Fax (973) 300-9830

Eurofins USA
+1 515 280 8378

Merieux NutriSciences
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 938-5151

50 Intervale Road
Boonton, NJ 07005-1056
United States
Phone: 973-257-4000
Fax: 973-257-5555

178-182 Saddle River Road
Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663-4619
Phone: (201) 843-2525
Fax: (201) 8434934

Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
South Jersey Division
104 Ganttown Road
2nd Floor, Suite D
Turnersville, NJ, 08012
Phone: (856) 227.5680
Fax: (856) 227.7057

EMSL Analytical Inc.

107 Haddon Ave.
Westmont, NJ 08108
Phone: 800-220-3675 x1218
Phone: 856-858-4766

Chestnut Labs
720 Warren Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Office: 607-241-4117

Covance Food Solutions
55 Hamblin Avenue E
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: 269-565-7700

Libra Technical Center
Analytical & Forensic Services
200 Centennial Avenue, Suite 140
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

Issi Laboratories Inc
Chemical Identification Services
515 Blue Ridge Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 246-3930

Food Innovation Center
Analytical Chemistry & Mass Spectrometry
65 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Process Authorities for Acidified and Low Acid Canned Foods

If you make a food product classified as an acidified or low acid canned food (LACF) by FDA or USDA you will need the assistance of a process authority. If you are a process authority, and are not listed here, buy would like to be, please contact Dr. Schaffner ( so that you can be added to the list.

New York State Food Venture Center
Cornell University
(315) 787-2273
Geneva, NY 14456

Chris Balestrini
CGB Consulting Services, LLC
2165 Pioneer Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Mobile: 570-917-3427

David Bresnahan
Bresnahan Thermal Processing Consultancy

PhF Specialists Inc.
Bus: (408) 275-0161
San Jose, CA 95150

Tom Ragusa,Thermal Process Technology, Inc.
(630) 961-9987
Naperville, IL 60564

New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 733-0300

Jason Bolton ( Process Authority who specializes in Smoked Salmon and Seafood Products.

Paul Priyesh Vijayakumar ( Process Authority.

Pablo Coronel ( Process Authority with expertise in HPP and other novel technologies.

Marco Antonio Leon Felix ( Process Authority based in Mexico.

Tristan Laundon ( Process authority.