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Course Description

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The fundamentals of food policy development and Canadian and international food law are learned and practiced through online presentations, independent study and online interactions with other students and industry professionals.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe the basis of Canadian and international food regulations and policies;
  2. Critically analyze the differences between food law in Canada and other jurisdictions; and
  3. Describe principles of food related legal, political, economic and social issues and apply critical skills of policy analysis to understand complex policy issues

Course Topics

  • Fundamentals of food policy development
  • Codex Alimentarius Commission FAA/WHO/WTO
  • Food Law and Policy in Canada
  • Overview of USA Food Law
  • Case Studies in International Comparative Food Law and Policy


Assessment Item Weight
Participation 15%
International Comparative Presentation 15%
Assignment 1: Case Study 15%
Assignment 2: Critical Review Paper 15%
Assignment 3: Short Answer 15%
Major Research Paper 25%
Total 100%

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