Dr. James Marsden joined the Kansas State University’s Animal Science and Industry faculty in 1994 as the Regent’s Distinguished Professor of Food Safety and Security. He has a 100 percent research appointment. He also serves as the associate director of the Biosecurity Research Institute located at KSU.
His research focus has been on the safety of food products. This work has included the control of E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef and other processed beef products and Listeria monocytogenes in processed meats. He also acts as the senior science advisor for the North American Meat Processors Association and has been involved in food safety training for the food industry.
Marsden is the author of numerous publications and book chapters on food safety and quality and has received awards for research and teaching.
He serves on a number of advisory boards for companies that provide food safety technologies to the food industry. He is a regular contributor to the television program “World Business Review with Alexander Haig” and has appeared on numerous television news programs as a food safety expert.