Neal Fortin

Neal Fortin is the Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (www.IFLR.msu.edu) at Michigan State University and a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Mr. Fortin teaches the courses United States Food Law, International Food Law, Codex Alimentarius, and Regulatory Leadership. He is the author of Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice (www.foodregulation.us). Neal Fortin is past chair of the IFT Food Laws and Regulations Division. He is past President of the North Central Association of Food & Drug Officials. He was the 2009 recipient of a Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award for his teaching. He served as a Commissioner for the Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Program, the Advisory Council of the Michigan Community Health Leadership Institute, and the NSF Council of Public Health Consultants. He served on the Dietary Supplement Committee of the Food and Drug Law Institute. He has been a curriculum advisor to the International Food Protection Training Institute and the University of Catalonia. He is an emeritus member of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, the Food and Drug Law Institute, a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Federal Bar of the Western District of Michigan. 

Kris DeAngelo

Kris DeAngelo is Associate Director of the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, a private practice attorney with 20 years of experience, and a food law consultant.  Ms. DeAngelo teaches graduate courses in Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations, Food Laws and Regulations in Canada, Food Laws and Regulations in China, and an undergraduate course on Food Laws and Regulations.  She also contributes to IFLR's Regulatory Leadership and Food Laws and Regulations in the United States courses. She speaks on the topic of food law both domestically and internationally for food companies and industry associations. As a former community college anatomy and physiology professor and national board-certified high school science teacher, Ms. DeAngelo is passionate about teaching and helping students learn and apply science and law to their professional lives. Ms. DeAngelo holds an LLM in Global Food Law from Michigan State University.  She also earned a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Michigan State University, a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology from the University of Michigan, and a law degree, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University.