Learn about China's food laws and regulations - online this summer

Learn from an international team of experts on food laws and regulations in China. Join other food industry professionals as you pursue graduate training online, on your own schedule this summer.

Cargo containers in a shipping yard. One container is painted as a flag of the People's Republic of China.

IFLR's Kris DeAngelo has put together a great team of international subject matter experts for this summer's online course on "Food Laws and Regulations in China."

The course runs from May 13 to August 15, 2024. 

Hear from these contributing subject matter experts:

  • Nicola Aporti, lawyer at the Chinese firm HFG Law & Intellectual Property
  • Bernd van der Meulen, Director of the European Institute for Food Law and Professor of Comparative Food Law at Renmin University of China School of Law
  • Kuei-Jung Ni, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transnational Trade Laws at School of Law, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Topics covered include: 

  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Accessing China Food Law
  • Hygiene and Food Safety
  • Food Labeling and Advertising
  • Influencing Consumers
  • Permitted Claims
  • Special Food Categories
  • Risk Assessment
  • Novel Food Approval
  • Food Additives/Contaminants/Pesticide Residues/Packaging Residues
  • Processing Requirements Under Good Manufacturing Provisions
  • Food Fraud in China
  • E-commerce
  • Import/Export Tariff and Trade Issues
  • Liabilities Towards Consumers


MSU's Lifelong enrollment tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year for non-Michigan residents, including international residents, is $3,333.00 USD per 3-credit course. Tuition for Michigan residents is $2,601.00 USD per 3-credit course. All IFLR courses are 3-credits. 

We offer a lower rate of $1,850.00 USD for non-credit registration, if you wish to take our courses for "informational purposes only," rather than work toward a certificate or eventual degree. Click here for non-credit enrollment.

Enrollment Help

You may read more about what to expect from an IFLR course on our "Details" page.

You may read more about our enrollment process at our "Enroll" page.

Please contact Mary Gebbia at iflr@msu.edu with any questions about our courses or enrollment process.

Tips for First Time Enrollees

Click here for a full list of IFLR courses and when they are offered.

Click here to learn more about our online certificate programs.

MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations offers online graduate courses to food industry professionals. Most IFLR students work full time for food companies or regulators, and take one online course at a time to further their professional development.  Students may take as few or as many courses as they desire, and may earn a Certificate in International or United States food law after completing twelve qualifying credits (usually four courses).

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