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, and Asia.
You may work toward a Master of Laws (LL.M.) or a Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) degree in Global Food Law. The LL.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.
Published on March 29, 2019
A new team of instructors has updated IFLR's online graduate course, "Food Laws & Regulations in China." Offered online this summer.
Published on February 21, 2019
Dr. P. Vincent Hegarty says MSU is uniquely positioned to offer multi-disciplinary solutions to problems in regulating food contact substances. Prof. Hegarty spoke at MSU's School of Packaging on February 5, 2019.
Published on December 4, 2018
A new graduate course in "Global Regulation of Food Contact Substances/Packaging" will be offered online with MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, starting January 2019.
Recent study asserts some foods contain undeclared allergens without precautionary allergen labeling
Published on October 5, 2018
IFLR's Kris DeAngelo's take on a recent study that asserts some foods contain undeclared allergens without precautionary labeling,
Published on September 28, 2018
The FDA announced a new policy providing for the release of lists of retailers that may have received a food subject to a recall.
September 3, 2019 - January 10, 2020
We've made changes to our schedule of course offerings. Click for details.
July 21, 2020 - July 22, 2020
Join us in East Lansing, Michigan, for a two day workshop on food labeling.