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Flores Joins NMSU Cooperative Extension Service as Food Technologist

LAS CRUCES -- Nancy Flores began work recently as a food technologist and assistant professor for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Flores's research at NMSU will focus on meat products and development of a restructured pork product. Flores is also conducting research on sensory evaluation of New Mexico food products and developing food products from the mesquite pod.

As a food technologist based in Las Cruces, she aids small food businesses in product development and compliance with safety standards. She develops food safety programs, including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans for food processors.

Flores previously worked for NMSU as an Extension food technology specialist based in Alcalde. From 1990 to 1995, she worked as a quality insurance and HACCP coordinator for the Louis Rich division of Oscar Meyer Foods.

Flores earned a bachelor's degree in animal science in 1988 from NMSU and a master's degree in food science and nutrition in 1990 from the University of Missouri. She will complete her doctorate in food technology from Kansas State University in December.

She is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and the American Meat Science Association.