P. Vincent Hegarty

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    P. Vincent Hegarty is the Founding Director of the International Food Law Program and Founding Director, Institute for Food Laws and Regulations at Michigan State University (MSU); Adjunct Professor, College of Law and Professor Emeritus, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at MSU. He has degrees in Biochemistry, Human Nutrition and Economics. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of London, England. He is a Fellow, International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He had Visiting Professorships at universities in Africa, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. He has written four books. His consultancies include: WHO, FAO, NIH, FAS/USDA, USAID, Pew Charitable Trust, etc. .

  • Courses

    International Food Standards — WHO and FAO
    (Previously titled Codex Alimentarius) This course is to familiarize students with the history, development and workings of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in formulating and harmonizing food standards and ensuring their global implementation. This course will focus both on the content of the Codex Alimentarius and on legal application of the Codex Alimentarius.