Wagner, Al

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Al B. Wagner

Al B. Wagner
Professor/Food Technology Specialist
AgriLife Extension
Horticultural Sciences
2134 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-2134
Phone: 979-845-7023
Fax: 979-845-8906
Email: a-wagner@tamu.edu

Dr. Wagner’s prime responsibility is to serve as a unified base and resource for education guidance and problem solving on all processing aspects of commercial food from plant origin.

He is a recognized “process authority” by the Food & Drug Administration. He conducts a Better Process Control School annually that trains and certifies personnel working in food processing facilities. He is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings on subjects dealing with processing of sauces, proper utilization of food additives, and various food safety issues.

Dr. Wagner developed a handbook for people interested in processing and marketing their own food products. This document is now out of print, but most of the same information can be viewed on my website: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/food-technology. Sections included are: food microbiology, processing technology, regulations, co-packing and submitting samples.

Education

BS
Ag. Education
Texas A&M University
1969

MS
Food Technology
Texas A&M University
1972

Ph.D.
Food Science and Technology
Texas A&M University
1981

Employment History

Affiliations

  • Institute of Food Technologies
  • National Food Processors Association
  • Texas Association for Food Protection
  • Phi Tau Sigma
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Council of Food Processing Association Executives
  • International Fresh-Cut Produce Association
  • Texas Food Processors Association