Edward W. Mills

Edward W. Mills

  • Associate Professor of Meat Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser
304 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
or 16 Meats Lab

University Park, PA 16802


  • Ph.D., Meat Science, Purdue University, 1984
  • M.S., Meat Science, Ohio State University, 1979
  • B.S., with Distinction in Animal Science, Ohio State University, 1977


  • Muscle Foods
  • Meat Processing

Teaching Experience

Fall Semester

Animal Products Technology ANSC 207 and ANSC 208 -Lectures and labs deal with physical and biochemical processes which affect palatability and wholesomeness of meat, milk and eggs. In addition, students learn about government and food industry practices and issues related to animal products.

Spring Semester

Science and Technology of Muscle Foods FDSC 415 -Deals with manufacture of muscle food products, (meat, poultry and seafood). Physical and biochemical changes which determine the performance meat in manufactured products. Includes regulatory and process control issues.


The efficacy of pulsed ultraviolet light processing for table and hatching eggs
Poultry Science, Cassar, J. R., Bright, L. M., Patterson, P. H., Mills, E. W., Demirci, A., 2021

Pulsed Ultraviolet Light Decontamination of Meat Conveyor Surfaces 1
Food Science and Technology International, Cassar, Joshua R., Mills, Edward W., Demirci, Ali, 2021

Muscle characteristics only partially explain color variations in fresh hams
Meat Science, Stufft, K., Elgin, J., Patterson, B., Matarneh, S. K., Preisser, R., Shi, H., England, E. M., Scheffler, T. L., Mills, E. W., Gerrard, D. E., 2017

Relationships between DNAJA1 expression and beef tenderness
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, Sami, Ahmed, Mills, Edward, Hocquette, Jean François, 2015

Deactivation of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus during Microwave Heating of Bacon
J Veterinar Sci Technol, Mills, E., Barry, R., Myers, S., Mills, E., 2015

Modified atmosphere packaging affects ground beef patty cohesiveness
Meat Science, Harvison, K., Mills, E., 2015

Compte-rendu des journees scientifiques des viands aux Etats-Unis
Viandes & Produits Carnes, Mills, E., 2014

Modified atmosphere packaging affects ground beef patty cohesiveness
Proceedings of Reciprocal Meat Conference, Harvison, K., Mills, E., 2014

Functional, Mills, E., 2014

Extenders, Mills, E., 2014

Presence of shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli o-groups in small and very-small beef-processing plants and resulting ground beef detected by a multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Svoboda, Amanda L., Dudley, Edward G., Debroy, Chitrita, Mills, Edward W., Cutter, Catherine N., 2013

Incidence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in beef, pork, chicken, deer, boar, bison, and rabbit retail meat
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Magwedere, Kudakwashe, Dang, Huu Anh, Mills, Edward W., Cutter, Catherine N., Roberts, Elisabeth L., DebRoy, Chitrita, 2013

Inhibition of Foodborne Pathogens in "No-Nitrate or Nitrite-Added" Bacon
Proceedings of Reciprocal Meat Conference, McKeith, A., Mills, E., Cutter, C., Kephart, K., 2013

Investigation of chemical rinses suitable for very small meat plants to reduce pathogens on beef surfaces
J.MILK.FOOD TECHNOL., Yoder, Sally F., Henning, William R., Mills, Edward W., Doores, Stephanie, Ostiguy, Nancy, Cutter, Catherine N., 2012

Inhibition of Foodborne Pathogens in "No-Nitrate or Nitrite-Added" Bacon Brine Formulations
International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Gipe, A., Mills, E., Raines, C., Kephart, K., Cutter, C., 2012

Presence of Shiga-toxin Producing Escherichia coli in Small and Very Small Beef Processing Plants and Resulting Beef Products Detected by a Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay
IAFP, Svoboda, A., DebRoy, C., Dudley, E., Mills, E., Cutter, C., 2012

Investigation of quality attributes of no-nitrate or nitrite-added bacon
Proceedings of Reciprocal Meat Conference, Gipe, A., Mills, E., Raines, C., Kephart, K., Cutter, C., 2012