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...

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,...

Keith Bezant Niblett, 2017 Creating A Food Safety Culture Guest Speaker

February 3, 2017

Keith Bezant Niblett is a member of Executive Development Programs at the Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.  His focus is on whole program design and development of customized and international programs. A part of his remit has been to develop a Global Strategy for his College. An essential element of the early...

Making Your Bacon Better

January 31, 2017

Bacon lovers everywhere, Dr. Scott Allen Kramer is your hero.  A recent graduate of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety at MSU, Dr. Kramer is also a swine veterinarian at HyLife Ltd., La Broquerie, MB Canada.

In addition to his role as a swine veterinarian working to maintain and improve herd health and welfare, he is a validator...

Alumna Dr. Sylvia Angubua Baluka Returns to MSU

November 22, 2016

During the 2009 Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Conference in Durban, South Africa, Sylvia Angubua Baluka, BVM, PhD, first learned of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety at Michigan State University. Since graduating from the program she has published six research papers, been awarded $260,000 in research grants...

Goals, Rewards, and Success

November 2, 2016

Alumna Barbara A. Hulick, who was recently appointed Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Produce Alliance LLC., says she plans, “to spread my wings further and help more and more players in the food industry achieve safety, quality and success in their businesses.  That to me is a very rewarding goal.”


William "Bill" Marler, 2017 Creating A Food Safety Culture Guest Speaker

October 29, 2016

An accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert in food borne illness litigation, William Marler has been a major force in food safety policy in the United States and abroad.  He and his partners at Marler Clark have represented thousands of individuals in claims against food...

Mike Taylor, 2017 Guest Lecturer, The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture

October 29, 2016

Mike Taylor is an independent consultant, a senior fellow at the Meridian Institute in Washington, D.C, and an advisor to the Food and Society Program at the Aspen Institute.  His primary interest is food safety and food security in Africa and other developing regions.

Until June 1, 2016, Mr. Taylor...

Leading and Sharing Food Safety Knowledge

September 23, 2016

Bridget Sweet is not only preparing to graduate from the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program in May, she is also helping to prepare the State of Rhode Island with a strategic plan for all food systems. Bridget is actively involved with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) in several capacities and with the...