International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program


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.




Food industry professionals; legal professionals; health and dietary professionals.


MSU’s Institute for Food Laws & Regulations in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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