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  • Better Process Control School (March 2021)

    Dates:

    All synchronous sessions will take place 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST.

    • March 8-12, 2021: Acidified Foods, Better Process Control School
    • March 8-19, 2021: Acidified Foods and Low Acid Canned Foods, Better Process Control School

    Location:

    Online, live synchronous sessions via Zoom.

    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.

    Students who successfully complete this course will meet FDA certification requirements.

  • 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 Defense Threat Audit Guide: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The course is offered monthly with content available on-demand. Live lecture webinars with updates are offered semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is the recommended third course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series. It builds in parallel to the Food Fraud Prevention Audit Guide MOOC and provides an in-depth review of compliance requirements including: US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and others.

    • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
    • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
    • Certificate of Completion: ($100, optional) available upon successful completion of course
    • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion
  • Food Fraud Prevention 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 is the introductory course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series and is an excellent starting point for education and insight on the current compliance requirements. In addition to a general overview of Food Fraud, the 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.

    • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
    • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
    • Certificate of Completion: Free for this Overview MOOC, available upon successful completion of course
    • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion
  • Food Fraud Prevention VACCP Implementation: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    This self-paced course is available on-demand

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is the recommended fourth course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series. It builds upon the Overview MOOC, the Food Fraud Prevention Audit Guide MOOC and the Food Defense Threat Audit Guide MOOC to present the key concepts in a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Point system (VACCP). The VACCP concept is a program parallel to a Food Safety Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) and a Food Defense Threat Assessment and Critical Control Point system (TACCP).

    • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
    • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
    • Certificate of Completion: ($100, optional) available upon successful completion of course
    • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion
  • Food Laws and Regulations in China: Online Graduate Course (Summer 2020)

    Dates:

    Opens on March 18, 2020.  Offered in the summer semester, May - August, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is a newly designed course with an emphasis on the most up-to-date rules and regulations. Course instruction is completely online with lectures, reading assignments, discussions, and practical activities. Various China food law experts contribute to the course and are available to answer questions on topics presented. The course syllabus is subject to change each semester but general will cover the following topics:

    • China's diversity, food regulation culture, and current issues
    • Goals of food regulation
    • Organization of government and the lawmaking process
    • Risk assessment
    • Food processing requirements
    • food labeling and advertising
    • Permitted claims and special food category legislation
    • food additives, pesticides, genetically modified food and organic food
    • Food fraud in China
    • Cross-border and e-commerce
    • Import/export law and tariffs
    • Food product liability to consumers

    This course is offered in the summer semester.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • International Short Course: Food Safety (November 2020)

    Dates:

    November 8 - 14, 2020

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    This week-long International Short Course in Food Safety. The course focuses on food safety policy development, risk analysis, and program implementation. The course provides hands-on training and experience in various aspects of food safety in both public and private sector settings. Components of the course include:

    • Food systems, food safety and international food trade.
    • Food Safety Modernization Act
    • Regulatory issues/policy issues in food safety like, non-tariff trade barriers, international food laws.
    • Microbial, physical and chemical hazards.
    • Food safety issues with biotechnology products.
    • Risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.
    • Food preservation including irradiation.
    • Hazard detection system.
    • Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP): Principles and practice.
    • Information and training resources in food safety.
    • Field visits to food processing sites in Michigan
  • 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 Cottage Food Law Online Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is an online training program for Michigan Cottage FoodJelly Jars Law Food Safety certification. The Michigan Cottage Food Law allows Michigan residents to manufacture and store particular foods in an unlicensed kitchen, such as a residential home. Through this program participants will learn about the Cottage food law and other principles you can use to provide safe products. Cottage Food Law Food Safety training educates on preparing and selling foods under the Cottage Food Law, producing a safe food product, production, packaging and labeling, storing and transporting.

  • Michigan Policy Network

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College.

  • MSU Product Center for Business Development

    Location:

    Morrill Hall, Room 80, 446 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Product Center can help you develop and commercialize high value products and businesses in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sectors.  Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or established business, the MSU Product Center is the front door to Michigan State University’s vast and varied technical expertise, research, outreach and educational services.

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