Courses focusing on food safety can be taken online through programs such as those at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Purdue University and Michigan State University. Students can either take a workshop, as offered at Purdue University, or complete a master's degree in Food Safety, such as at Michigan State.
New York City's Food Protection course prepares students for the examination on food protection and for becoming certified in food safety, a requirement for working in New York City food establishments.
Purdue University offers a fruit and vegetable safety workshop through its extension school. The workshop teaches students how to prevent food contamination and plan good food safety practices.
Those who want a degree in food safety can consider the online Master of Science degree at Michigan State. Required courses include Foodborne Disease Epidemiology, Introduction to Food Safety and Professional Development and Food Safety Toxicology.