• Food Fraud Education Schedule – Quarterly Update + MOOCs Now On-Demand

    by John Spink • February 6, 2019 • Blog • 0 Comments


    MSU Food Fraud MOOC programs – Free

    Each MOOC is offered monthly, with the content available on-demand.  Live lecture webinar updates are offered semiannually.

    For detailed course and registration information, see: www.FoodFraud.msu.edu/MOOC/

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    For GFSI, FSMA, Sarbanes-Oxley or other requirements, addressing Food Fraud is not optional.  Even if you have a low ‘fraud opportunity’ you must have a written document to support your claim. To not formally address Food Fraud could lead to a recall and could be a federal crime for your company… or YOU.

    The MSU Food Fraud Initiative (FFI) offers courses ranging from the two 2-hour free MOOCs (massive open online courses) to the Graduate Certificate in Food Fraud Prevention. Choose from a broad selection of Food Fraud education and training opportunities.

    This is a brief summary of our MSU Food Fraud Initiative training and education options:

    MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses (Online): Free, open to everyone, includes optional Certificate of Completion

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/mooc/

    • Food Fraud Overview MOOC
    • Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC
    • Food Defense Audit Guide MOOC
    • Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Prevention Strategy Development MOOC
      • Each course is offered monthly with on-demand content, plus semiannual live lecture webinar updates

    Executive Education (Short-Course):

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/programs-courses/

    • Food Fraud Management Strategy (how to create and manage the program)
      • September 10-11-12, 2019, MSU, East Lansing
    • Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (how to create and complete the GFSI requirement)
      • September 12-13, 2019, MSU, East Lansing
    • Quantifying Food Risk Workshop
      • Schedule under development

    Graduate Courses (Online, Three Credits):

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/programs-courses/

    • Quantifying Food Risk (including Food Fraud), August 2019
    • Food Protection and Defense (Packaging Module), January 2019
    • Packaging for Food Safety, May, 2019
    • Anti-Counterfeit & Product Protection (Food Fraud), May 2019

    Graduate Certificate (Online, Four Courses Each)

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/programs-courses/

    • Certificate in Food Fraud Prevention (Food Safety)

    Online Food Safety Master of Science Program

    See: https://foodsafety.msu.edu/

    Appendix: Other MSU-FFI resources:

    1. Primer Reports: 2-4 page overviews of key topics such as Food Fraud Prevention, Food Fraud Compliance, Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessments, and others: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/index/primers/
    2. Food Fraud Initiative Reports (FFIR): These are in-depth reviews of key topics such as Enterprise Risk Management, the US Food Safety Modernization Act, Food Protection in New Zealand, and others: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/publications/
    3. Video Library: This provides a summary of key lectures or webinars on related topics which were presented to groups such as Interpol, FSA Ireland, GFSI, and others: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/multimedia/

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