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Fernando Sampedro

CVMVMC2 – Image – 180x222 – Fernando Sampedro

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: 612-624-6949
Email: fsampedr@umn.edu

Center Animal Health and Food Safety
1354 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108


  • PhD, Food Technology - Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), Valencia, Spain
  • MS, Food Science and Technology - Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • BS, Agricultural Engineering - Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Research Interests

  • Application of new processing technologies (electric fields, high pressure and UV) to improve the safety and quality of liquid foods
  • Development of integrated risk assessments that consider microbial and animal health risks across the entire food supply chain
  • Capacity building in risk analysis in developing countries, especially in the Latin American region


Instructional Areas

  • Food Safety Risk Analysis


For a listing of recent publications, refer to Web of Science, and to Google Scholar.

Current Funding

  • Antibiotic resistance of Non-O157:H7 E. coli strains, PI, UMN
  • Implementation of Risk Analysis in Latin America, PI, UMN
  • Risk Assessment to Support National Preparedness Planning for Animal Health Emergencies, Risk Analyst, USDA APHIS
  • Criticality Spatial Analysis (CRISTAL) project, Risk Analyst, National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD)

Honors and Awards


LWT-Food Science and Technology
International Journal of Food Microbiology
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Food Science and Technology International

Current Students

Mastura Luna Akhtar, Research Associate




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