Program Overview

Michigan State University offers an International Food Law Certificate program for those who are interested in learning about food law and regulations. Each course within this program lasts anywhere from 12-15 weeks, and discusses the elements involved in food law and food regulation practices in specific areas of the world. The majority of assignments given in this course are written assignments. Students can also expect to complete quizzes, term projects, and final exams.

The overview course, International Food Laws and Regulations, is taught in fourteen different modules. Some of these modules include Food Regulation in Japan, International Food Regulation and Regulatory Agencies, Comparative Law and Critical Analysis, International Food Law and Risk Regulation, and Food Regulation in India. The thirteenth module is dedicated to course review and the final exam, and the final module is for evaluation. Students should expect to complete a module in nine to twelve hours.

Other courses in this program include Food Regulation in the United States, Food Regulation in the European Union, Food Regulation in Latin America, Food Regulation in Canada, Food Regulation in Asia, Codex Alimentarius – The Food Code, Global Risk Regulation: Focus on Food Safety, and Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety (OIE). The courses focusing on the Codex Alimentarius and OIE are about organizations that display international standards for food safety, animal health, and animal protection.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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