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.
IFLR's Kris DeAngelo is co-author on a new paper "Role and Importance of Functional Food Packaging in Specialized Products for Vulnerable Populations"
Published on October 4, 2022
The authors look at the role and importance of functional and sustainable packaging for specialized products designed for vulnerable populations. Click for a link to the full article.
Published on October 3, 2022
Now enrolling for spring semester online graduate courses in food laws and regulations. Find out what is offered and learn about your enrollment options here.
Published on April 21, 2022
Major food companies are already using blockchain to improve traceability, deter fraud, and improve responses to contamination and food borne illness. FDA leadership is required to expand and formalize its use.
Published on April 8, 2022
A friendly reminder to not make unapproved health claims for treating COVID-19. FDA expects corrections within 48 hours.
Canada is two years into its “High” on Food, but the FDA still doesn’t want to partake. Can FSMA save the US Cannabis Market?
Published on February 2, 2022
Will the FDA regulate cannabis in food using rules developed for food or for dietary supplements? What can we learn from Canada's approach?