Thursday, December 30, 2010

Applications now being accepted for the 2011 IFPTI food safety fellows

    The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) Applied Science, Law, and Policy: Fellowship in Food Protection program is designed to provide experienced food regulatory professionals, from all areas of food protection, with critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills, within the framework of Food Regulatory science, law, and policy. This program is a series of three training sessions that are held in Battle Creek, Michigan over the course of one year. The sessions are divided in the following seminars style classes. 1) Law, 2) Policies, Strategies, and Tools, 3) Labeling, 4) Evolving Science of Food Protection, 5) Food Systems Control Applications and 6) Prevention, Intervention, and Response.

    Click here for more information.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Celebrating the EU risk regulation paradigm for decision-making

On December 22 2010, the European Courts delivered their most important risk regulation judgment since Pfizer. It is not possible to do justice to the reasoning of the Court in a few lines, but Alberto Alemanno has brought this important judgment to our attention, The Gowan judgment: celebrating the EU risk regulation paradigm for decision-making.

Alberto Alemanno is an instructor in the International Food Law course with the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations at Michigan State University.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays

Friday, December 17, 2010

Summer Academy on Global Food Law & Policy

The academy will be held from 25 until 29 July, 2011, at the historical Villa La Collina, Lake Como, Italy. The academy will offer scientific reflection and discourse on key legal and policy issues in European and world food law as well as information and updates on the latest developments. Neal Fortin, Director of the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University, and IFLR instructors Alberto Alemmano,  and Gretchen Stanton are among the note faculty. For more information, click here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Job Openings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, is seeking a public health law intern for Summer 2011. The intern will assist with research, field scans, and other work to assist in efforts to build the field of public health law. For more details on this opportunity and to apply, visit job opportunities on

The O'Neill Institute is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate to serve as an O'Neill Institute Law Fellow. The candidate should have a J.D. degree (or equivalent) and research interests in health law related areas such as public health law, global health law, domestic health care law, empirical studies, regulatory impacts of health law, and/or health and human rights. This Fellowship term will be January to August 2011, and the application deadline is December 30, 2010. For more information, visit

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Congratulations to Ralph Blanchfield on receiving IUFoST Lifetime Achievement Award

The Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) congratulates J. Ralph Blanchfield on receiving the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Ralph Blanchfield is an adjunct professor and an instructor in IFLR's International Food Law course. We thank him for a lifetime of service to food science, food safety worldwide, and for his contributions teaching at IFLR.

Congratulations, Ralph!

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