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 January 15, 2022
The year 2021 was a long year, not just for Covid-19, but also for listeria outbreaks in the US. Haskell and DeAngelo review the regulations currently in place to help control listeria outbreaks.
Published on January 5, 2022
There has never been a time in history with as much going on in food safety and food law. Scott Haskell lists over 20 issues that industry and regulators need to look out for in 2022. How many of these directly relate to your organization?
Published on December 9, 2021
Read Neal Fortin's summary of the new guidance, and link to supporting documents.
Published on December 3, 2021
Enroll now to secure your spot in IFLR's course "Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations." Class begins on January 10. It will not be offered again until January 2024.
Published on November 18, 2021
Tommy Tobin's book "Food Law: A Practical Guide" offers attorneys an introduction to the topic.