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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...

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. 
 
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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

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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...

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...

A "Fresh" Approach

December 7, 2013

“Food safety is always a challenge, and it is always interesting,” says Nye Joell Hardy, who is a MS in Food Safety graduate student and also the Senior Food Safety Manager at Dole Fresh Vegetables.  In regard to how critical food safety is to the food supply, she adds: “We have to be problem solvers.”

Nye will be the...

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...

Advising Students Globally

December 7, 2013

Academic Advisor Heather Ricks traveled to the University College of Maastricht, Netherlands to attend the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA - US) Conference. The three-day (June) event attracted 225 advisors, administrators, and instructors from 18 countries. 

“Interacting with the advisors and faculty at UCM was a unique...