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European Food and Feed Law Review
The European Food and Feed Law Review offers a broad range of scholarship on current European food law issues. Two Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) instructors, David Jukes and Alberto Alemanno, serve on the editorial board for the journal. For more information, visit here
Summary of Key Provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The law amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDC Act) to shift the focus of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from primarily reacting to food safety problems to prevention. A summary of key new provisions and their impact is available here.
Food and Agriculture Protection Training Consortium
The Institute for Food Laws and Regulations is a participating member of the Food and Agriculture Protection Training Consortium (FAPTC).
Combined Master Degrees and International Food Law Certificate
One way to distinguish yourself academically and professionally is by earning both a Master of Science degree and a certificate in International Food Law. At Michigan State University you may pursue both an M.S. and a certificate in International Food Law at the same time.
The combined programs allow a number of credits from the certificate program to count toward the elective credits in the other program. Thus it is possible to earn both your M.S. degree and a certificate in International Food Law in less time.
Four masters programs are well suited to combining with the International Food Law certificate: Agriculture Economics; Food Safety; Food Science; and Packaging. The Food Safety and Packaging degrees can be obtained from nearly all online instruction. The Agriculture Economics and Food Science degrees require residency in East Lansing, USA, and traditional classroom classes (although some online course can be applied to the degrees). For more information, click here.
Food Law Alumni Group
This Food Law Alumni group was created for the alumni of food law courses at Michigan State University, but it is open to others who are interested in food law. This discussion group connects those interested in food law to each other, and to information. The purpose of the list is to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas on food laws and regulations around the world.
Mead Johnson Scholarships
Mead Johnson Nutritionals awarded twenty-two scholarships to students in developing countries for classes on international food law with Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (IFLR). IFLR provided an additional three scholarships to show support for this worthwhile effort.
The generosity of Mead Johnson Nutritionals is acknowledged with appreciation.
Mead Johnson Nutritionals is global leader in infant and children’s nutrition. Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, United States, the company is best known for Enfamil® and Enfalac®.
Professionals interested in any of the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) courses have the option of enrolling as online workshop participants. Workshop participants receive no college credit, but receive feedback from the instructors and have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in all exercises. Except for the class being ungraded, workshop participants, receive the same course material as for-credit students. There are no assignment requirements or minimum time commitment, but workshop participants are encouraged to participate in all course activities to the fullest extent practical. For more information visit: Workshop Enrollment page
Food Regulation Textbook
Neal D. Fortin, Professor and Director, Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, has published Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice. The book provides an appetizing discussion of the federal statutes, regulations, and agencies involved in food regulation. Click here to read more.