PCQI Certification, 100% Online

June 15, 2017
Starting August 1st, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety Program will be launching its first course, Preventive Controls for Human Food, in their newly established Continuing Education in Food Safety Initiative. 

Creating a Food Safety Culture Executive Education 2017

June 15, 2017

On May 23 - 26, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety held their annual executive training program, Creating a Food Safety Culture (CFSC).  CFSC opened with a lecture by Frank Yiannas, Vice President for Food Safety & Health at Walmart who facilitated the two days of sessions.  Guest lecturer for The Robert Leader Endowment Lecture...

Spring 2017 Graduation Reception was Largest Ever!

May 15, 2017

On May 5th, graduating students of the Online MS in Food Safety program came to the beautiful MSU campus to walk in the Advanced Degree commencement ceremony at the Jack Breslin Student Event Center.  Among those who walked were students graduating in Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017.  A lunch reception was held at the Kellogg Hotel...

Short Courses = Current Topics

April 4, 2017

Beginning this spring, the Online MS in Food Safety program began offering its 1-credit short courses as a new elective option in each of MSU's three academic semesters.  This unique new design offers students a wide variety of current food safety topics, allowing them to expand their elective options into diverse areas of interest.


Teaching Food Fraud to High School Students

April 4, 2017

MS in Food Safety Student, Shane Bass, has broken new ground in the final semester of his Master’s degree. The MS in Food Safety is a Plan B Master’s Program which requires its students to complete an applied project. The course syllabus describes this project as providing “an in-depth experience where science will be integrated and applied to...

2017 Advisory Council Visits MSU Campus

March 10, 2017

On March 3rd, the Advisory Council for the Online MS in Food Safety program met at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center located on the MSU campus.  Participating in the day’s activities were seven council members, five invited guests, seven members of staff, and two...

VM 826 – Full Summer Elective Creating a Food Safety Culture

March 10, 2017

Not just on-campus executive education, VM 826 Creating A Food Safety Culture combines this 2 ½ day face-to-face interactive experience with a full summer elective course, taught online by Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety and Health, Walmart.  The summer course will be based on two books authored by Frank Yiannas entitled Food...

Food Lawyers Face Challenges

March 8, 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of Food Cosmetics & Nutraceuticals (American Bar Association) contains an article written by MS in Food Safety alumnus, Charles (Charley) F. Woodhouse, Esq. The article is entitled "Food Lawyers Face Challenges from 21st Century Logistics, FSMA, and the Clean Label Movement," and focuses on the impact of the "Clean...

One Health in Nepal

March 8, 2017

In May, Director of the Online MS in Food Safety program, Dr. Melinda Wilkins, DVM, MPH, PhD, will be leading a group of MSU students on a 3-week Study Abroad visit to Nepal.  According to Dr. Wilkins, the focus of this 6-credit course will be on One Health, which is “the recognition of the interconnected nature of humans, animals and the...

Congratulations Heather Ricks!

February 24, 2017

On February 1st, Heather Ricks, Academic Advisor for the Online MS in Food Safety program, was promoted to the position of Assistant Director. Heather continues in her role as student advisor, but has now expanded her responsibilities.

In this new role, Heather will provide assistance to program director, Dr. Melinda Wilkins, with the...

Online MSFS Launches New Website

February 10, 2017

The Online MS in Food Safety (MSFS) program has launched a new website!  It went live on February 8th, following 9 months of planning and development.  Heidi Chen, the MSFS program’s academic technology coordinator, led the project, working diligently with web designers and fellow staff members to bring the new site online. 

Frank Yiannas, 2017 Creating A Food Safety Culture Presenter

February 3, 2017

As Vice President of Food Safety, Frank Yiannas oversees all food safety, as well as other public health functions, for the world's largest food retailer, Wal-Mart, serving over 200 million customers around the world on a weekly basis. 

Frank’s scope of responsibilities includes food safety oversight of Wal-Mart’s stores,...