Online Education in Food Laws and Regulations

The Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University offers U.S. and international food law courses taught online by an international network of food science, academic, and legal professionals, who understand the complex nature of food laws and how they impact the flow of food and agricultural products across national boundaries.

Our lead program is the Certificate in International Food Law. Students earn the certificate after the successful completion of 12 credits (usually four courses). Any of the IFLR courses may be selected for the certificate.

All courses are fully accredited. Enrollment is fast and easy via MSU LIfelong Education. MSU’s Lifelong Education Program requires no application fee, no entrance exam, and no book purchases.

A typical course will detail the food regulation practices of a specific subject area such as Codex Alimentarius, or provide a detailed examination of the food laws and regulatory practices of a specific country or region such as the United States, European Union, Latin America, Canada, and Asia.

You may work toward a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) or a Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) degree in Global Food Law. The L.L.M. degree is designed for lawyers and the M.J. degree is designed for other professionals working in the food and agriculture industries, food safety, law, government, and other areas involving international food law.