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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...

Engaging, Educational, Entertaining: Creating a Food Safety Culture draws dynamic food safety professionals, showcases MSU campus highlights

December 13, 2014

Thirty-four food safety professionals visited MSU’s campus May 13-16 for Creating a Food Safety Culture, an executive education seminar taught by Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety, Wal-Mart, USA. The dynamic presentations and activities drew from Yiannas’s book Food Safety Culture: Creating a behavior-based food safety management...

A farewell from Dr. Julie Funk

December 13, 2014

Dear Students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program:

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I will be resigning as the Director of the Master of Science in Food Safety degree program as of June 30, 2014.  I will be assuming the position of Associate Dean of Professional...

Who'd we see at IFT?

December 13, 2014

We love connecting with our students, alumni, and friends in person! 

At the Institute for Food Technologists in New Orleans this June, we got to see:

Trommater Powell Photo

Admissions Coordinator Peggy Trommater (left) with new student Adam Powell (right...

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...

All Military Veterans to Receive In-State Tuition

December 7, 2013

The Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan recently announced all of the Michigan 15 public universities are providing in-state tuition for all veterans, regardless of their state of residency or acitve duty status.

 

Michigan's University Research Corridor Ranks High Among Leading U.S. Research Clusters

December 7, 2013

Michigan’s University Research Corridor ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines research and development spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new economic impact report.

The URC – consisting of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and...

Alumna Lynn Swiech Returning for Executive Education

December 7, 2013

In the time since Lynn Swiech, Senior Manager Global Food Safety and Quality Systems at The Hershey Company started the MSU Online MS in Food Safety, five Hershey’s employees have been students in the program. Because of their positive experiences and commitment to food safety, Lynn and seven others from The Hershey Company will visit MSU’s...

Food Safety Spring Seminar Series

December 7, 2013

The Michigan State University Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences is sponsoring a Spring Seminar Series with a focus area on Food Safety Research.  The series involves MSU faculty as presenters from other institutions. 

Ensuring Pathogen Inactivation in Ready-To-Eat Foods: Now Everyone Has To Do It!
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Turning a Thought into an App...

December 7, 2013

Kerry Kenny, “had been in the food additive industry for years,” when he came across the Online Master of Science in Food Safety booth at an IFT Conference.  After speaking with the Program Director Dr. Julie Funk, he thought, “This program is for me, it is a perfect fit for my job and developing my career.” He graduated Fall Semester (December...