Castillo, Alejandro individual record
Associate Professor

Dr. Castillo's research interests include the development of control measures for minimizing and reducing pathogens in fresh and fresh-cut food products, the bacterial reduction on beef and pork products and fresh produce by sanitizing rinses and the use of electron beam irradiation for food safety purposes. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored or co-authored six book chapters and has published two books as editor. He teaches the graduate course in Microbiology of Foods and co-teaches the HACCP stacked course.

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selected publications
Academic Articles84
  • Martínez-Gonzáles, N. E., & Castillo, A. (2016). Safety of fresh-squeezed juices. Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready-to-Eat Foods. (pp. 183-208). Elsevier.
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  • Castillo, A., Martínez-Téllez, M. A., & Ofelia Rodríguez-García, M. (2014). Melons. The Produce Contamination Problem: Causes and Solutions: Second Edition. (pp. 207-236).
  • Castillo, A., Martínez-Téllez, M. A., & Rodríguez-García, M. O. (2009). Melons. The Produce Contamination Problem. (pp. 189-221). Elsevier.
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  • Castillo, A., & Rodríguez‐García, M. O. (2004). Bacterial Hazards in Fresh and Fresh‐Cut Produce: Sources and Control. Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety. (pp. 43-58). Blackwell Publishing.
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  • Castillo, A., Hardin, M. D., Acuff, G. R., & Dickson, J. S. (2001). Reduction of microbial contaminants on carcasses. Control of Foodborne Microorganisms. (pp. 351-382).
Conference Papers2
  • Maxim, J., Neal, J., & Castillo, A. (2011). Maxim electron scatter chamber.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471