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New Food Safety Non-credit Course Available

August 18, 2017

The MSU Online MS in Food Safety Program is pleased to announce an expansion into continuing education by launching the new Online Continuing Education in Food Safety (OCEFS) program.  OCEFS will provide non-credit professional short courses for anyone interested in learning about a new topic or in need of a refresher.

Our first course...

Experts Revamp VM 821, Food Protection and Defense Course, Headed by Army Combat Veteran

August 18, 2017

The Online MS in Food Safety program would like to introduce Dr. Andrew Huff, PhD, MS, as the new moderator for VM 821, Food Protection and Defense.  Dr. Huff joined the faculty of MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in August of 2016.  With two combat tours of duty in Central America and Iraq under his belt and an impressive resume, Dr. Huff...

Patricia Griffin, 2018 Guest Lecturer, The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture

November 20, 2017

Patricia Griffin, CDCDr. Patricia M Griffin is Chief of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) epidemiology branch that conducts surveillance and investigations of bacterial enteric diseases. She attended medical school and...

NEHA Annual Education Conference

July 25, 2017

Dr. Melinda Wilkins, MSFS Director and Bonnye Mason-Williams, MSFS Academic Specialist attended the NEHA convention in Grand Rapids, MI in early July. 

Along with greeting attendees and visiting with prospective students, Dr. Wilkins was featured on a panel titled, “Graduate Education – What’s In It For Me?” 

Dr. Wilkins, as well...

Current MSFS Student Receives Scholarship

July 25, 2017

Online Master of Science in Food Safety student Lana Buckles has been awarded the National Capital Area Environmental Health Association (NCAEHA) James M. Wordsworth Scholarship.

“I am very honored to be selected for the NCAEHA scholarship.  I greatly appreciate the opportunities that NCAEHA provides.  The scholarship award will...

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. 
 
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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...

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...

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.

Each...

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...