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.
Students may also work toward an online Master of Laws (LL.M.) or a Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) degree in Global Food Law, or an online master's degree in food safety.
To label or not...: Navigating current laws & initiatives on GMO labeling
Published on August 15, 2018
Often times, the line between useful, accurate scientific information and marketing is blurred when it comes to food labels, making them confusing for consumers. GMOs are no exception to this.
MSU "Our Table" Discussion on the Paradox of Food Deserts
Published on June 19, 2018
Scott Haskell summarizes his discussion of food deserts at MSU's Online Food Safety Master's Program and "Our Table" event in June 2018.
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine seeks Online Food Safety (OFS) director
Published on June 7, 2018
Formed in 2002, OFS program attracts students from throughout the country and internationally.
Director emeritus offers cornucopia of Codex resources
Published on June 5, 2018
Dr. P. Vincent Hegarty has compiled a packet of information related to his Codex Alimentarius course that he believes would be of immediate value to all students of food laws and regulations.
MSU Today: Alumna, Allena Myers, on Keeping our Food Safe
Published on May 21, 2018
MSU Today article by IFLR and Global Food Law grad, Allena Myers, on "keeping our food safe."