James Marsden

Professor of food safety and security

James Marsden If beef is what's for dinner, you can thank James Marsden, professor of food safety and security at Kansas State University, for a meal free of harmful bacteria. Marsden has made a number of breakthroughs in meat safety and has earned a reputation as one of the nation's foremost food safety experts. His research has helped develop pasteurization technologies for meat and a number of other food safety interventions that are employed by food companies across the country.

Marsden has extensive research experience with food pathogens. He is the author of some 100 publications and presentations in the areas of rheology, food safety, public health, meat science, processed meat technology, microbiology and quality management.

He is the senior science adviser for the North American Meat Processors Association and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Meat Science Association, the American Society for Quality Control, the American Society of Animal Science and several other professional organizations.

Marsden received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in food science from Oklahoma State University. He joined K-State in 1994.

Marsden can be contacted at 785-532-1952 or jmarsden@k-state.edu.