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...

Alumna Promoted to President

September 9, 2016

Alumna Cathy M. Crawford (’07) has been promoted to President of HACCP Consulting Group (HCG). Her predecessor Robert A. Savage recently announced, “For the past 20 years I have been honored to work with such a great group of professional food safety experts…I look forward to continuing that work with Cathy guiding HCG into the future.”


Alumnus Jared Parko Named Deputy Director

September 5, 2016

While working in a food safety laboratory in Ohio, Jared Parko discovered the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program at Michigan State University. That was just a few years ago. Today Parko is employed as the Deputy Director for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Upon graduating the program in 2014, Parko was...

Spartans Making a Food Pantry Impact

September 1, 2016

What started out as a focus group on food safety training needs at a national conference has turned into a training book meeting the needs of 200 food banks and 60,000 partner agencies.  And that was just in the beginning.

ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking was created by Online Master of Science in Food Safety Alumna Mitzi...

Alumnus Sean Skinker used applied project to volunteer with Partners in Food Solutions

December 13, 2015

Sean stated, "The applied project allowed me to use my knowledge to aid a foreign company with providing a safe and secure food supply, and I feel like I made a difference in their community. The Online Master of Science in...

Creating A Food Safety Culture with Frank Yiannas

December 13, 2015

Back by popular demand - Creating a Food Safety Culture Executive Education will run June 17 - 19, 2015 on the beautiful MSU Campus. The program includes two days of sessions facilitated by Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety & Health, Walmart, USA and Adjunct Professor in the Online Master of...

View The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture

December 13, 2015

Dr. Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, New York, NY, presented, "Research and Outreach on Global Health, Conservation and International Development - Identifying and Prediciting the Impact of Emerging Diseases Across the Globe" at the 2015 Robert Leader Endowed Lecture, Friday, June 19, 2015.  To view the lecture...

Dewey Longuski joins MSFS staff as Academic Specialist

December 13, 2015

Michigan native and MSU alumnus, Dewey Longuski is the newest member of the MSFS team. His top priority will be guiding and assisting students through their final project which is part of VM 815, Applied Food Safety.  In 1987, Longuski earned his B.S. in Animal Science and subsequently worked as a herdsman at the MSU Experimental Fur Farm.  In...

Spartan leads food safety strategy in Feeding America's fight against hunger

December 13, 2014

Feeding America spearheads the fight against hunger in the United States, providing 3.2 billion meals annually and leading an impressive empire of a network of more than 200 food banks nationwide.

So who is the general in charge of ensuring that all that food is safe? A Spartan.  

Mitzi Baum, a...

Dr. Melinda Wilkins Named Program Director

December 13, 2014

Melinda J. Wilkins, DVM, MPH, PhD will become the Director of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety Program effective August 18, 2014. She comes to the program from MSU, where she is an Assistant Professor, Instructor and an Advisor in the online Program in Public Health.  Dr. Wilkins is a homegrown Spartan, receiving her BS and DVM from...

Food Safety Team Wins Online Learning Award

December 13, 2014

VM810: Introduction to Food Safety and Professional Management was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 AT&T Faculty-Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology.

Heidi Chen, Heather Ricks, Bonnye Mason-Williams, Peggy Trommater Photo