Food Safety for You
Welcome to Extension Food Safety at Kansas State University. We are a leading institution in the area of food safety in teaching, research, and extension. The goals of this program include educating consumers on safe food handling with food preparation, food preservation, food service and more. Many topics are highlighted on this site to help you learn how to safely handle food from the farm to your table.
Hot Off the Press!
Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a workshop to help people earn the necessary certification to sell wild morel mushrooms. The workshop will take place on Friday, March 4, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dreher 4-H Building, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, Kan.
Better Process Control School
This workshop is a Better Process Control School (BPCS) event specifically for processors of acidified food products (such as salsa, pickles, etc.) and meets the requirements of 21 CFR Part 114 for FDA regulated food manufacturers.
When: March 28-29, 2016
Where: Kansas City, MO
Farmers Market Conference and Regional Workshops
KSRE is again working with the Kansas Department of Ag and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to put on regional workshops geared for current and prospective Farmers Market vendors, as well as a state farmers market conference geared for farmers market managers and related personnel. Registration for the regional workshops is $20 if registering more than 10 days before that workshop and $25 after the early-bird deadline or at the door. The cost includes lunch and vendors can bring their sales scale to get tested and certified for free by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Hays - January 29
Wichita - February 6 (held in conjunction with the KSRE Central Kansas Market Grower Workshop)
Parsons - February 20
Olathe - March 11
The State Conference will be held in Manhattan, KS from February 25-26.
For more information and registration for the regional workshops, see the From the Land of Kansas website.
Contact Londa Nwadike, email@example.com, for more information.
Key points for produce growers to help growers understand what the new rules mean to their operation.
The 2016 Urban Food System Symposium will be held June 23-26 at the Kansas State University Olathe campus in the metropolitan region of Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security. This symposium includes knowledge on: urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, urban farmer education, urban ag policy, planning and development, food access and justice, and food sovereignty.
The 2016 Symposium is a partnership between the Kansas State University Global Food Systems Initiative and Cultivate Kansas City, a non-for-profit dedicated organization that grows food, farms, and community in support of a sustainable, healthy, and local food system in greater Kansas City.
Regulations and food safety best practices for vendors and farmers market managers.This includes information from the Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.