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  • Cottage Food Law Workshops (2020)

    Dates:

    Please see a list of current dates at the website below.

    Location:

    Please see current locations at the website below.

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension offers both one- and two-hour workshops on Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. This law allows residents to prepare and store certain foods in a home kitchen.

    The one-hour workshop covers the food safety aspect of preparing cottage foods for sale, including preparing, packaging, labeling, storing and transporting cottage foods.

    The two-hour workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. These workshops are taught by MSU Extension food safety and MSU Product Center educators.

    Participants in the workshops will receive a manual and a food safety participation certificate of completion.

  • Food Fraud Overview: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The Food Fraud MOOC courses are offered monthly, with on-demand content for self-paced learning. Live lecture webinars with updates are scheduled semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This course starts with an introduction to MOOCs and Food Fraud in general. Additional content includes: global laws and regulations which are both governmental- and industry-led, a review of the fraudsters and fraud events, an introduction to criminology theory and methods to assess the fraud opportunity, systems and techniques to both identify efficient countermeasures and to reduce specific vulnerabilities, and then next steps for governments or companies.

    Each course includes two, 2-hour webinars. For students who successfully complete the course and assessment a certificate of completion is offered for $100 fee.

  • Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Food Fraud Prevention Strategy Development: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud VACCP Implementation MOOC provides insight on the broad GFSI-based requirements to develop and implement a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA) and a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy (FFPS). Together the FFVA and FFPS create a Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Point system or VACCP. The VACCP concept is one of the three GFSI Food Safety Management System requirements that include a food safety Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) and a food defense Threat Analysis and Critical Control Point system (TACCP).

    This free course is offered in two, 2-hour webinars. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for a $100 fee.

    The recommend sequence is: the Food Fraud Overview MOOC, the Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC, the Food
    Defense Audit Guide MOOC, and the Food Fraud VACCP Implementation MOOC

  • Food Law Non-Credit Online Courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The MSU Online Food Program has partnered with Institute for Food Laws and Regulations to offer non-credit professional short courses are for anyone interested in learning about a new topic or in need of a refresher. Taught at the graduate level with material provided by our excellent instructors. Upon completion of a short course, students will earn a Certificate of Participation and those who complete the course with a score of 90% or higher will earn a Certificate of Mastery.

    • FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Rule
    • FSMA: Produce Safety
    • FSMA: Preventive Controls Rule
  • Food Laws and Regulations Online Courses and Certificate Programs

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Students earn a certificate upon successful completion of 12 credits (normally four courses) from applicable
    online courses through IFLR.

    Requirements for Certificate in International Food Law
    • Total of 12 credits (normally four courses).
    • Three or more credits (one course or more) must be from the following:
    o FSC 810 International Food Laws and Regulations
    o FSC 812 Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union
    o FSC 816 Codex Alimentarius – The Food Code
    • No more than one U.S.-focused course.

    Requirements for Certificate in United States Food Law
    • Total of 12 credits (normally four courses).
    • Three credits must be from “FSC 811, Food Laws and Regulations in the United States.”
    • No more than one internationally-focused course.
  • 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 customized to each  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 Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Alternative to the Online MS in Food Safety degree program, we offer a Certificate in Food Safety for students who successfully complete the three core courses plus three credits of an approved elective. These courses are available to graduate students or to Lifelong Education students.

  • HACCP Certification Training (October 2020, February 2021)

    Dates:

    • October 14 - 15, 2020
    • February 2 - 4, 2021

    Location:

    • October 14 - 15, 2020: Michigan State University - Agronomy Farm, 4450 Beaumont Rd., Lansing, MI 48910
    • February 2-4, 2021: Online via Zoom

     

    Description:

    The HAACP process helps identify potential contamination points in order to prevent hazards in meat processing. The process incorporates science to ensure production methods and delivery of products to consumers are safe. In addition to learning HACCP basics, attendees will learn how to build a team, write a HACCP plan and how to incorporate it. 

  • 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.

  • Michigan Market Maker

    Location:

    Online and mobile

    Description:

    MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture dedicated to the development of a comprehensive interactive database of food industry marketing and business data. Put simply, MarketMaker is a platform that seeks to foster business relationships between producers and consumers of food industry products and services.

  • Michigan MarketMaker Online Networking Program

    Description:

    MarketMaker is a free, online networking program that uses mapping software and an extensive database to spotlight local resources and help sellers find the right markets for their products on the basis of demographics.

  • ServSafe 8 Hour and 16 Hour Courses

    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.

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