Donald Pszczola

Donald E. Pszczola

Frozen food innovator Robert E. Rich, inventor of the world’s first non-dairy whipped topping, died this past year at the age of 92. In 1945, with the war effort consuming every drop of milk, he created a soybean-based alternative, Rich’s® Whip Topping, which was stable, easy to use, and could be frozen. And the rest, as they say, is history. The product went on to be used in school foodservice, restaurants, bakeries, and kitchens. As this article is focusing on new innovations in the area of to…

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Food Technology magazine Senior Editor and key member of the Food Technology editorial staff for 26 years.
Donald Pszczola