Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice

The second edition of Prof. Neal Fortin's book is now available! Prof. Fortin is Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, and the MSU College of Law's online Master's degrees in Global Food Law. The text contains over 20 percent new material, particularly a rewritten import law chapter and revisions related to food safety regulation, health claims, and food defense. It provides an in-depth discussion of the federal statutes, regulations and agencies involved in food regulation. After an introduction to U.S. food and drug regulation, it covers current food regulations, inspection and enforcement, international law, the Internet and ethics. With detailed discussion of policies and case studies, the book remains accessible to students and professionals alike. This is an excellent text for food science and food law, and a practical reference for food industry professionals, consultants and others.

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IFLR Publications

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Food Sector Employment Postings

Alumni often ask us to post announcements for employment opportunities in their organization. Click here for current listings.


Food Law Research Guides from MSU Libraries

International Food Law and Regulations: Journals, Databases, and Books

United States Food Law and Regulations: Federal Government Agencies


Web Book of Student Papers

Student papers submitted for IFLR courses from 2006 onward have been or will be included in this electronic book if the student consents. Many of these papers contain valuable research information, which sometimes is available in no other print form.  Some papers are of publishable quality.  Some have been published.  Others are more in the nature of memoranda or working papers. Click here to read more.