Food Laws and Regulations in China

Course Code: FSC 815

Credits: 3 credits

This is a newly designed course with an emphasis on the most up-to-date rules and regulations. Course instruction is completely online with lectures, reading assignments, discussions, and practical activities. Various China food law experts contribute to the course and are available to answer questions on topics presented. The course syllabus is subject to change each semester but general will cover the following topics:

  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Accessing China Food Law
  • Hygiene and Food Safety
  • Food Labeling and Advertising
  • Influencing Consumers
  • Permitted Claims
  • Special Food Categories
  • Risk Assessment
  • Novel Food Approval
  • Food Additives/Contaminants/Pesticide Residues/Packaging Residues
  • Processing Requirements Under Good Manufacturing Provisions
  • Food Fraud in China
  • E-commerce
  • Import/Export Tariff and Trade Issues
  • Liabilities Towards Consumers


This course is offered in the summer semester. 

Tips for first time enrollees:

Non-MSU students and food industry professionals may enroll for this course through MSU's Lifelong Education portal.  (Make sure to choose 'first-time user' and then 'NON-DEGREE' from the drop down list on the application.) Transcript submission is not required through the Lifelong Education program.