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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...

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...

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

Heidi...

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:

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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...

Exciting Change - MS in Food Safety Program

December 7, 2013

Beginning Fall Semester 2013, the required course VM 810 Introduction to Food Safety, will be changed to a fully online format.  The on-campus portion will no longer be part of the program requirements. 

VM 810 has been canceled for Summer Semester 2013 while this transition is being implemented.

VM 810 Changes...

On The Move

December 7, 2013

If you ask MSU MS in Food Safety Alumna Cathy M. Crawford about her career she says, “I am a dedicated food safety consultant and an enthusiastic trainer with experience in FSIS and FDA regulated industries.”  Her LinkedIn profile lists her Specialties as: HACCP, food safety training, SQF, auditing, GFSI program development, BRC, FSSC 22000,...

Taking the Prize

December 7, 2013

Peggy Trommater, Administrative Assistant, opened her email one May morning to find the following, “Congratulations on being chosen to receive the 2013 Krehbiel Distinguished Staff Award…I am extremely proud of your dedication and commitment to the college…”  this from  Chris Brown, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine.  She entered Program...