July 1, 2013   We post an updated essay "Preparing for the Food Safety Modernization Act" as we wait for the release, by USFDA, of the Proposed Rules on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).

Charles Woodhouse's 2011 MS Thesis of the same title won the Michigan State University's Mather Food Safety Award. He is Co-Editor of "Food, Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals News" published by the American Bar Association.

He is currently preparing a course titled "US Food Import Regulation" for the Fall 2013 Semester at Michigan State University. The course is intended for both LLM Food Law students (lawyers) and Food Science MS candidates, and for industry executives in the Food Law and Regulation Certificate Program.

A PDF of the Essay is posted below: