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...

Alumna Tonya Vasquez Promoted to Territory Manager, Neogen

September 20, 2016

Growing up on a farm in Southwest Michigan, Alumna Tonya Vasquez is no stranger to food safety. Throughout her professional career, she has utilized her knowledge of food which she gathered from cultivating, growing, and canning her own food on the family farm. Tonya left Michigan to receive a Biology of Arts Degree from Fisk...

Brian Kraus from Student to Teacher

September 19, 2016

From the meat industry to ice cream, current student Brian Kraus has built a 30-year career keeping consumers' food safe and enjoyable. Located in Le Mars, Iowa, Brian is the Senior Manager of Food Safety and Regulator Compliance of Wells Enterprises, Inc., Manufacturer of Blue Bunny Ice Cream.

His food safety expertise now includes...

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...

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