Valente Alvarez

Professor | Food Science and Technology
Faculty

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.

Areas of Expertise
  • Probiotics in dairy food products
  • Food plant audits
  • New product development
  • HACCP training
Education
  • 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)

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Phone:
(614) 688-4961
140 Howlett Hall,
2001 Fyffe Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43210