Karen Duester
President & Founder

Karen Duester, president of Food Consulting Company, combines her education in nutrition with knowledge of government food labeling regulations to produce food labels that fully comply with U.S. labeling laws. Her expertise saves food packagers time and effort that can be better invested in other aspects of marketing and selling food products in the U.S. marketplace. Most importantly, Karen’s expertise lowers the risk of hassles and product recalls associated with labeling compliance.

Karen earned a bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Nebraska, a master's degree in Human Nutrition from Texas Woman's University, and completed a 16 month coordinated dietetic internship at Houston V.A. Medical Center on her way to becoming a Registered Dietitian. She has worked at a camp for diabetic children, as a hospital clinical dietitian, and as a clinical nutrition manager. Karen was formerly Vice President of Health Care for Practorcare, Inc., a leading supplier of computer systems and services for nutrition and food service management.

In 1993, Karen founded Food Consulting Company, a company that specializes in nutrition analysis and food labeling issues. The services of the company include label compliance packages, product analysis, preparation of nutrition facts labels and ingredient statements, assistance with product names and package claims, label layout sketches and final label reviews. Karen’s intimate knowledge of government regulations and industry trends are invaluable resources for food manufacturers, distributors, importers and package designers who must create labels correctly the first time.