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 November 18, 2021
Neal Fortin summarizes FDA's recommendation that manufacturers voluntarily declare “sesame” in relevant ingredient lists, even though formal requirement does not go into effect until 2023.
Published on November 8, 2021
Discussion will include how current issues like global supply chain slowdowns, and the looming shortage of CO2 production, impact food safety.
Published on August 25, 2021
Food insecurity and under-nutrition have negative consequences for our underserved senior populations. Haskell and DeAngelo look at the issue and explain how bills like the Healthy Food Access for All Americans bill are essential.
Published on August 18, 2021
California voters demand new regulations for the confinement of animals raised for food. Pork producers and processors will not be ready when these regulations go into effect on January 1, 2022. Scott Haskell explains.
Published on July 22, 2021
IFLR is offering a newly updated online graduate course on FSMA's Produce Safety Rule. Students will also have the opportunity to complete their AFDO-certified FSMA Produce Rule Grower Training. The course begins September 1, 2021.