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  • Better Process Control School (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 6-7, 2018: Two day: Acidified Foods, Better Process Control School March 6-9, 2018:Four day: Acidified Foods and Low Acid Canned Foods, Better Process Control School

Location:

Michigan State University, Erickson Hall, Room 228, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

Description:

Federal regulations require that each processor of low-acid or acidified foods must operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected Michigan State University as one of the authorized schools to present the Better Process Control School. Participants may choose from the two-day acidified foods program or the four-day acidified foods and low-acid canned foods program.  Students who successfully complete this course will meet FDA certification requirements.

  • Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

    Location:

    301 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) provides the tools needed to combat bioterrorism and ward off global outbreaks of infectious diseases. Along with a consortium of scientists from six other universities, MSU's Joan Rose and other MSU scientists will use the center to help shape policy and create a global strategy for dealing with these microbial risks.

  • Dairy Food Processing One-Day Introductory Workshops

    Location:

    2100B S. Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Dairy Foods Complex houses research and teaching laboratories as well as a small, state of the art process facility for milk and dairy foods. The faculty and staff of the Dairy Foods Complex are regularly involved as invited speakers or writers for educational programs and publications targeted to the consumer. Visitors to the observation deck of the complex may watch a self-guided multimedia presentation explaining the technology behind the processing of fluid milk, ice cream and cheese. The following one-day introductory workshops are offered:

    • Fluid Milk
    • Cleaning and Sanitation
    • Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
    • Cultured Dairy Foods
    • Cheese Making
    • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Dairy Food Processing Two-Day Short Courses

    Location:

    2100B S. Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Dairy Foods Complexhouses research and teaching laboratories as well as a small, state of the art process facility for milk and dairy foods. The faculty and staff of the Dairy Foods Complex are regularly involved as invited speakers or writers for educational programs and publications targeted to the consumer. Visitors to the observation deck of the complex may watch a self-guided multimedia presentation explaining the technology behind the processing of fluid milk, ice cream and cheese. The following two-day short courses are offered:

    • Pasteurizer Operators
    • Clean-in-Place (CIP)
  • Dairy Foods Complex/ Dairy Store

    Location:

    Anthony Hall, 474 South Shaw Lane, Room 2100B, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Dairy Foods Complex facility enhances the ability of scientists to address the important issues in the dairy industry, such as food safety, diet and health, and new technologies. The faculty in the department serve as an important resource for the dairy processing industries in Michigan. During the last 15 to 20 years, the technology incorporated in dairy plant design and the detail in regulation has become increasingly complex. A modern processing plant aids in the training of industry and regulatory personnel for Michigan's dairy processing industries. The Dairy Food Complex also acts as an important educational tool for educators working on food and career units in schools and other groups. Tours and drop-in visits by the public result in over 10,000 visitors per year.

  • Farm to Early Child Care Mini Webinar Series: Sprouting Healthy Eaters (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the schedule at the website below

    Location:

    Online webinars

    Description:

    The 2016-2017 Farm to ECE Mini-Webinar Series is a series of 12 webinars that will cover various topics in Farm to ECE. Webinars will be 15 minutes of presented material with time for questions and answers following.

  • Food Fraud Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 1 - 28, 2017.  First live event: November 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Second live event: November 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm, USA Eastern Time.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud Overview MOOC is a two-week program with readings, a 2-hour lecture, and then a weekly assessment quiz.  The objective of this course is to provide students with an insight into the emerging corporate need of Food Fraud Management. The course draws on a wide range of current experience and expertise, infusing many real-world applications and problem-solving exercises that will provide a framework for success in the future. The course will also serve as a forum for MSU to gain insight from the students who are working professionals, many of whom are leading their industries.Students will receive an MSU Food Fraud Overview MOOC Credential. This MOOC is positioned as a bridge between general webinars and the more intensive programs such as the graduate course, graduate certificate, or even a Food Fraud focus in a Master’s degree.

  • Food Packaging Basics Workshop (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 14 - 16, 2017

    Location:

    MSU School of Packaging's Ternes Outreach Center, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI  48824 

    Description:

    This workshop will offer full insight in all aspects of food packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, shelf life estimation, active packaging, modified atmosphere packaging, distribution, food security and more!  You will leave this course better prepared to implement functional design elements and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations.

  • Food Preservation and Safety Workshops

    Dates:

    Various. Please see the website below.

    Location:

    Various. Please see the website below.

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension food preservation workshops cover a variety of topics custom to each workshops target audience. Food preservation topics may include freezing, boiling water bath canning, pressure canning and dehydrating.  MSU Extension food safety educators teach food preservation skills and techniques that will provide participants with safe, high-quality canned products. Using up to date research methods, participants learn how to successfully and safely preserve food.

  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Online Courses (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    • May 15 - June 30, 2017: Foreign Verification Supplier Program
    • August 30 - December 15, 2017: Preventive Controls for Human Food
    • August 29 - October 12, 2018: Produce Safety

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Three (3) Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) courses are offered. Each course is based on a specific FSMA Final Rule. The courses will run every other year. The courses are presented completely online, using MSU’s Desire2Learn (D2L) course management system. These courses may be taken for graduate college credit under FSC 890, Sections 731, 732, and 733.  The objectives of these courses are to familiarize the students with the history, development, workings, and application of the Food Safety Modernization Act through three major administrative rules. These courses provide food industry and regulatory professionals with a legal perspective on the FDA FSMA Rules and are not Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certified training courses. Topics to be covered include the history, law, policy, and legal application of the FSMA Rules. 

  • Food Safety Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Alternative to the degree program, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program offers a Certificate in Food Safety for Lifelong Education students who successfully complete any four of the program's qualifying graduate courses.  Course Options for Lifelong Students:

    • VM 811 - Evolution & Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens
    • VM 812 - Food Safety Toxicology
    • VM 814 - Packaging for Food Safety
    • VM 817 - Pre-harvest Food Safety
    • VM 821 - Food Protection & Defense
    • VM 824 - Global Food Safety
    • VM 825 - Quantifying Food Risk
    • VM 827 - FSMA/HACCP
    • VM 831 - Foodborne Disease Epidemiology
    • VM 835 - Food Safety Produce
    • VM 840 - Product Protection/Anti-Counterfeit Strategy
    • FSC 810 - International Food Laws & Regulations OR FSC 811 - U.S. Food Laws & Regulations

    Note:  If a student later decides to apply to our graduate degree program and is accepted, MSU will allow transfer of up to 9 credits (with a grade of 3.0 or better in each course) earned through any combination of courses taken through lifelong education, graduate certification, or transfer from another institution.

  • Global Food Law Master's Degree Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Earning a master’s of Food Law is a strategic investment in your future.  The Michigan State University College of Law Global Food Law Program gives lawyers, regulators and other industry professionals the tools they need to succeed in a constantly changing market.  

    The entirely online program can be completed in about three years by taking one course per semester and studying year-round.  Online study allows students to pursue their master’s degree without the need to take a leave of absence from work or relocate.  Advisors help students enroll in courses that will best enhance their careers allowing students to choose from a menu of courses.

  • How to Start a Successful Cottage Food Business (Spring/Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Variety of locations throughout Michigan

    Description:

    This workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Learn what foods can be legally produced, how to label and sell them. MSU Extension will be working with the MSU Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources to cover the business aspects of the Cottage Food Law. Cost of the workshop is $20.00 and includes a certificate that states participant has taken food safety training related to Michigan Cottage Foods. This workshop will be taught by MSU Extension Food Safety and MSU Product Center Educators.

  • Intermediate Level Requirements for Food Manufacture Online Training

    Description:

    The Intermediate Level Requirements for Food Manufacture builds on the Basic Level Requirements and focuses on knowledge required by persons responsible for food safety in the food manufacturing sector, food safety educators, or those working in related positions.

  • International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program is the winner of the ADEC Excellence Award in College and University Distance Education. The program offers nine courses through the Lifelong Education Program at Michigan State University. Courses offered include:

    • International Food Laws and Regulations
    • Food Regulation in the United States
    • Food Regulation in the European Union
    • Food Regulation in Latin America
    • Food Regulation in Canada
    • Food Regulation in Asia (with focus on China)
    • Codex Alimentarius - The World Food Code
    • Animal Health, World Trade and Food Safety (OIE)
    • Regulatory Leadership in Food Law
    • Beer, Wine, and Spirits Laws & Regulations
    • FSMA: Preventive Control for Human Food
    • FSMA: Produce Safety
    • FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Program

    The three-credit courses are taught completely over the Internet by an international network of experts in food regulation. No books are required. Transcript transmission is not required through the MSU Lifelong Education Program. Successful completion of four courses is required for the International Food Law Distance Education Certificate; however, students are welcome to take any number of courses desired.

  • Master's Degree in Food Safety (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online MS in Food Safety program is a Professional Science Masters, which means its core curriculum is based heavily in the sciences while also including leadership and food law components. Elective choices have been designed to offer students flexibility according to their interests by addressing the large number of current issues which face food safety and regulatory professionals today. The program’s courses are immediately applicable to students current positions while, at the same time, preparing them for future leadership roles within food regulation and industry. This accredited program is a non-traditional, terminal degree requiring a Plan-B Applied Project. It consists of 10 3-credit courses, pulling content from more than 80 instructors and subject experts from around the world.

  • Michigan Fresh Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Michigan Fresh helps people explore the state’s bounty of fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals. Every week throughout the summer you’ll find information on recommended varieties, storage, food safety and preserving techniques for fruits and vegetables or for planting and maintaining your lawn and garden. Look for the information from early in May to mid-October.

  • Project GREEEN Agricultural Research

    Location:

    109 Justin Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    Project GREEEN, Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative housed at Michigan State University, is a cooperative effort by plant-based commodity groups and businesses in cooperation with Michigan State University AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to advance Michigan’s economy through plant-based agriculture.  Project GREEEN has a three-pronged mission:

    • Develop research and educational programs in response to industry needs
    • Ensure and improve food safety
    • Protect and preserve the quality of the environment
  • ServSafe 8 Hour and 16 Hour Courses (2017)

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming offerings at the website below.

    Location:

    Various locations across the state.  Please see the website below.

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension offers ServSafe, a national certification program for those working in food service, specifically managers and other leaders. ServSafe teaches about foodborne illness, how to prevent it and how to train employees about the latest food safety issues. The ServSafe Manager course uses proven techniques, provides new Food & Drug Administration food code rules and content related to the food industry.

    Topics include: providing safe food, forms of contamination, the safe food handler, the flow of food, food safety management systems, safe facilities & pest management, cleaning & sanitizing.    

    This course provides participants education to successfully pass the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam.

  • South Campus Field Research Facilities

    Location:

    The station’s 2,739 acres of farmland and forest are located south of Mt. Hope Road on MSU’s south campus.

    Description:

    There are 18 research facilities located on the south campus of MSU that allow AgBioResearch scientists to perform research in the areas of animal science and production, plant production and protection, environment and natural resources management, and renewable energy. State-of-the-art facilities and 2,739 acres of farmland and forest allow scientists to perform research close to campus and allow growers to view a number of demonstration plots in one visit to the university.