Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Online Courses


Three Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) courses are offered by MSU’s Institute for Food Laws and Regulations. Each course is based on a specific FSMA 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 or as non-credit courses.  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.


  • The Law of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule (FSC 851, summer semester in odd-numbered years)
  • The Law of the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (FSC 852, fall semester of odd-numbered years)
  • The Law of the Produce Safety Rule (FSC 853, fall semester of even-numbered years)




Food industry and regulatory professionals

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