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Valente Alvarez

Valente Alvarez

Valente Alvarez

Professor | Department of Food Science and Technology | College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


(614) 688-4961

140 Howlett Hall
2001 Fyffe Rd.,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Probiotics in dairy food products
  • Food plant audits
  • New product development
  • HACCP training


  • Ph.D., Food Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1990)
  • M.S., Food Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1981)
  • Food Processing and Technology, Technical Training, University of Parma and Higher Institute of Health, Rome, Italy (1974)
  • B.S., Biochemical Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico (1974)

Dr. Alvarez has 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. He conducts applied research related to pilot plant-level production and scale-up of health promoting foods, and promotes food safety internationally, particularly throughout Latin America where he has collaborations in seven countries.

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