Valente Alvarez, Ph.D.
Food Science and Technology
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Safety
Areas of Expertise: probiotics in dairy food products, food plant audits, new product development, HACCP training
My contribution to the Center will be in three areas. First, in food production safety, I have developed environmental and food risk assessment programs for food plant operations and implemented training courses in food safety, good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for plant management personnel. Second, I conduct applied research related to pilot plant-level production and scale-up of health promoting foods. Third, I will promote food safety internationally, particularly throughout Latin America where I have collaborations in seven countries. This new center will enhance the already successful, self-supported, fee-based programs of the Food Industries Center for the food industry, entrepreneurs, and related institutions.