Vincent Hegarty

Vincent Hegarty

Institute for Food Laws and Regulations

Founding Director and Subject Matter Expert

Michigan, USA / Ireland

P. Vincent Hegarty is the Founding Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University (MSU).  He taught "Codex Alimentarius" for many years and recently developed IFLR's new course, "Global Regulation of Food Contact Substances/Packaging."

Dr. Hegarty has degrees in Biochemistry, Human Nutrition, and Economics.  He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of London, England.  He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology.  He has had visiting Professorships at universities in Africa, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.  He has written four books.  His consultancies include:  WHO, FAO, NIH, FAS/USDA, USAID, Pew Charitable Trust, etc.