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Zoological Food Testing

Natural Balance is proud to announce the association with renowned food safety expert, Dr. Edward Richter.

Dr. Richter has dedicated his academic and professional career to microbiology and specifically food microbiology. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from Ohio State University in 1980 and 1983 respectively. In 1987 Dr. Richter was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Ohio State University where he maintains his position as Adjunct Assistant Professor.

His major areas of interest include food security, the diagnostics of food contaminates, rapid microbial detection systems, and microbial factors associated with food and beverage spoilage. In 1997 Dr. Richter founded Richter International, an independent food safety, quality, defense and research-consulting group. That same year Richter International formed an alliance with the Battelle Memorial Institute. Battelle is the largest research institute in the world with more than 7,000 professionals in nearly 30 countries. Together, Battelle and Richter International have participated in a number of commercial and government programs in the area of food defense. Dr. Richter has held a secret security clearance to perform some of this work.

Dr. Richter is re-organizing all of our Zoological/raw food testing, and we expect to have the new site up shortly.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Jennifer Freeman, Director of Customer Service

(800) 829-4493

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