Willis M. Fedio

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Director, Food Safety Laboratory & Assoc. Professor


  • BSc, Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • MSc, Food Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • PhD, Food Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate with Alberta Dairy Association Research Unit (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

  • Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada)

  • Food Technology Specialist with the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service (Las Cruces, NM)

Research Interests

  • Development and evaluation of procedures for rapid detection and isolation of bacterial pathogens from foods using: Real Time PCR, Immunoassays, Immunomagnetic Separation Technologies, and cultural procedures

  • Incidence and control of pathogenic bacteria in chile and chile products

  • Safety of southwestern and imported foods


  • International Association for Food Protection, Institute of Food Technologists, American Society for Microbiology, Society for Applied Microbiology.

Willis M. Fedio
New Mexico State University
Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
P.O. Box 30003
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: 575-646-7352
Fax: 575-646-7344
Email: wfedio@nmsu.edu
URL: Food Safety Lab