M G Edible Oil Consulting, Inc


Monoj K. Gupta

M.  K. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible Oil Consulting  International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998 utilizing his 45  years experience in the field of oil technology and food processing. He  holds a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of  Florida, Gainesville, Florida and was named Fellow at the American Oil  Chemists Society (AOCS) in 2008.    As President of MG Edible Oil, he is currently providing consulting services for Oil and Food Processing companies in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.   Mr.  Gupta is also the author of numerous technical publications in the U.S.  and in other countries. He has written several book chapters, including  a chapter on Manufacturing Emulsifiers in the Fifth edition of  Bailey's Industrial Oils & Fats, as well as two chapters on frying  of the Sixth edition of the same book. He published a book on frying  through the American Oil Chemists Society in March of 2004.    Mr. Gupta delivers lectures around the world on oil processing and its applications. He has taught short courses at Texas A&M from 1994 till 1998, and since 1996 has also taught short courses in Vegetable Oil Processing, and Frying at the Institute Food Technology, the American  Association of Cereal Chemists, American Oil Chemists Society,  University of California, Davis and the American Soybean Association. In addition, he has also taught courses in several countries including Mexico, Brazil, India and the Netherlands.    He  has been an active member of the American Oil Chemists Society. He is  the past president of the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division and the  South Central Chapter of the society from 2000-2001. He works closely  with the National Sunflower Association and has served as a consultant  for the American Soybean Association in Latin America and the Caribbean.    Prior  to founding MG Edible Consulting, Mr. Gupta worked at Frito-Lay, Inc.,  for eleven years where he advised the company on oil application for the  worldwide operation of Pepsi CO. Prior to this, Mr. Gupta was with  Anderson Clayton, Inc., a Houston based multi-national company, where he  was responsible for productivity improvement and engineering in several  plants in the U.S. and in Mexico. Under his direction, the oil  processing plant in Monterrey, Mexico was rebuilt to significantly  increase production by 33% from 6,000 metric tons/month to 8,000 metric  tons/month. He also designed and built a heat recovery system in the  hydrogenation plant in Jacksonville, Illinois. This redesign resulted in  a daily productivity increase of 20%.    Mr.  Gupta began his career working for Proctor & Gamble (P&G). His  assignments included working in P&G's Food Research and Development  department where he was subsequently promoted as a Group Leader in the  area of dry prepared mixes (Duncan Hines). He was also responsible for  the overall QA, technical training, and implementation of process  improvements at the manufacturing plant in Staten Island, New York. He  was also the Department Manager of the Shortening and Oil Production  department, which produced nearly 300 million pounds of shortening and  oil products.  

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