Online Education in Food Laws and Regulations
The Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University offers 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 graduate-level courses are fully accredited and are designed for food industry professionals and regulators. Students may take as few or as many courses as they desire. Students may earn a "Certificate in International Food Law" or "Certificate in United States Food Law" after completing twelve qualifying credits (usually four courses).
Enrollment is fast and easy through MSU Lifelong Education. MSU’s Lifelong Education Program requires no application fee, no college transcripts, and no entrance exam.
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, or Asia.
Published on April 16, 2021
Veterinary drug carryover or contamination in animal feed, meat, milk, cheese, fish and eggs has known negative health effects, and potentially impacts global trade. Risk assessment and management are essential to eliminate these contaminant causes.
Published on December 11, 2020
Neal Fortin, Director of MSU’s Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, sat down with Rachel Morris, Ph.D. MLT(ASCP) and Alyssa Preiser, Ph.D. to discuss nutritional supplements on their "Speaking Science” podcast.
Published on October 13, 2020
CRISPR technology produces new plant varieties that are indistinguishable from those developed through traditional breeding methods. Scott Haskell discusses how to create a regulatory environment that is more supportive of CRISPR development.
Published on October 9, 2020
European Parliament calls on European Commission to remove titanium dioxide from the EU list of permitted food additives.
Published on August 19, 2020
Martin Holle brings both a deep understanding of current issues in European food laws, and pedagogical best practices, to IFLR's course on Food Laws & Regs in the E.U.