Course on “Global Animal Health, Food Safety, and International Trade” begins August 28

Timely discussion topics lined up for IFLR's fall course on Global Animal Health, Food Safety, and International trade. Explore topics like evolving consumer preferences, food safety, and nothing less than the FUTURE OF FOOD!

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Prof. Haskell has some fascinating and timely discussion topics lined up. Join other food industry professionals in this class to explore topics like evolving consumer preferences, food safety, and nothing less than the future of food itself!

Discussions will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Shaping of livestock health policy and trade
  • Food safety and the zoonotic pandemic of emerging infections 
  • One Health and global food policy
  • Supply chain issues and animal trade
  • Risk-based trade decisions with open borders
  • Climate change and animal disease 
  • International livestock health standards and standard setting organizations: WOAH, USDA, WTO, WHO, FAO, Codex 
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreements 
  • Women’s role in livestock health policy and agricultural trade 
  • Animal welfare and global trade policies 
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in animals and humans
  • Meat analogues and cell-cultured meat products 
  • Global pet food challenges 

About the Professor

Dr. Haskell received his DVM, MPVM and PhD, all from the University of California, Davis, received a MS degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was in large animal practice for 17 years prior to entering academia.

He has written numerous scientific publications and was the primary editor to the industry standard first edition textbook Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. He has received several awards including, the California Veterinary Medical Association Practitioner Fellowship Award in Clinical Pathology in 2010 and in the 2011-2012 academic year he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. 

Dr. Haskell has worked with a wide variety of global client engagements, covering organizational development, personal engagement, leadership development, management skills, and cooperative development. His international experience includes working with programs and consultancies in 29 countries spanning over 30 years.

Dr. Haskell has many interests that include global veterinary medicine, development and implementation of distance education programs, food safety and security, global water quality issues, global sustainable agriculture systems development, and pre- and post-harvest food safety.

While in education, Dr. Haskell was formerly the Director and a Professor at the Veterinary Technology Program at Yuba College in California. Prior to this position, Dr. Haskell has taught and done livestock disease research at the University of Minnesota, University of Maine, University of Illinois, and University of California. He has worked extensively with international development projects in India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mali, Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, Guatemala, Mexico, Guyana, and Haiti.

Scott R.R. Haskell teaches Global Animal Health, Food Safety, and International Trade (FSC 817) and The Law of the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (FSC 852).


Tips for first time enrollees:

Non-MSU students and food industry professionals may enroll for this course through MSU's Lifelong Education portal.  (Make sure to choose 'first-time user' and then 'NON-DEGREE' from the drop down list on the application.) Transcript submission is not required through the Lifelong Education program. 

Contact with questions. 

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