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  • Food Defense 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:

    The Food Defense Audit Guide MOOC will provide participants with insight on meeting the regulatory and industry compliance requirements the likes of GFSI, FSMA, ISO, Sarbanes-Oxley and other Food Defense regulations and industry standards. Those key requirements are: (1) conduct an incident review, (2) conduct a Food Defense Threat Assessment (FDTA), (3) implement a Food Defense Prevention Strategy (FDPS), and (4) demonstrate management commitment.

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

  • 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 Laws and Regulations in China: Online Graduate Course (May - August 2019)

    Dates:

    May 13 - August 15, 2019

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of various aspects of food law in China. Taught with an IFLR lead instructor along with various China food law experts from around the world, this redesigned course has been updated to reflect the latest laws and regulations and touches on emerging issues.

    Topics include: cultural, socio-economic differences compared to other countries/regions; organization of China's food laws, delegation of risk assessment and risk management roles and responsibilities in the Government of China; cross border and e-commerce issues; food labeling and claims permitted; novel food approval; genetic modification and; food additives and contaminants. Hot topics such as food safety, food fraud, and import-export issues such as tariffs and liabilities toward consumers will also be addressed.

  • Food Laws and Regulations Online Courses and International Food Law Certificate

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Students may take one course, or as many as they wish. Click below to read individual course descriptions or view our table of sample course outlines. Students who successfully complete 12 credits from the IFLR course list earn a Certificate in International Food Law.

    • International Food Laws and Regulations (FSC 810, Section 730)
    • Food Regulation in the United States (FSC 811, Section 730)
    • Food Regulation in the European Union (FSC 812, Section 730)
    • Food Regulation in Latin America (FSC 813, Section 730)
    • Regulación de Alimentos en América Latina (FSC 813, Section 731)
    • Food Regulation in Canada (FSC 814, Section 730)
    • Food Regulation in China (FSC 815, Section 730)
    • Codex Alimentarius - The Food Code (FSC 816, Section 730)
    • Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety (OIE) (FSC 817, Section 730)
    • Regulatory Leadership in Food Law (FSC 820, Section 730)
    • Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws & Regulations (FSC 821, Section 730)
    • The Law of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule (FSC 851, Section 730)
    • The Law of the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (FSC 852, Section 730)
    • The Law of the Produce Safety Rule (FSC 853, Section 730)
    • Global Regulation of Food Contact Substances/Packaging (FSC 890, Section # to be Confirmed)
  • 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 (April, September 2019)

    Dates:

    • April 30 - May 1, 2019
    • September 19 - 20, 2019
     

    Location:

    (Both dates): Michigan State University - Agronomy Farm, 4450 Beaumont Rd., Lansing, MI 48910

     

    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. Juice certification available.

  • International Short Course: Food Safety (July - August 2019)

    Dates:

    July 28 - August 3, 2019

    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 Cottage Food Law Online Training

    Location:

    Online. This training program requires a  high speed internet connection.

    Description:

    This is an online training program for Michigan Cottage 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. Participants will be able to print their certificate after successfully completing the online  quiz at the end of the course.

  • 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.

  • World IP (Intellectual Property) Day (April 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Location:

    MSU College of Law, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This one day event at the MSU College of Law explores the complexities of protecting your intellectual property, while meeting industry regulations both nationally and internationally.  Join us as we discuss the challenges and solutions industry leaders have taken to address brand management and protection measures along at different stages of  the supply chain.

    Start the day by earning a certificate in the basics of brand protection, international sales, or global food law during the opening seminars; apply the newly gained knowledge during the panels and strategy sessions, which include time and space for strategizing and networking with others; and wrap the day up with a networking reception designed to solidify newly forged relationships.

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