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Food Safety for You

food safetyWelcome 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!

Sampling Safely at Kansas Farmers Markets

A great way to get shoppers to buy foods at farmers markets is to offer samples. But there are food safety considerations to remember when doing this.

Is It Safe? Information on Genetically Engineered Foods for Consumers

Consumers are increasingly interested in where their food comes from and may be concerned about the health and safety implications of various food production methods. With many different terms such as "organic," "natural," and "GMO-free" being used in food marketing, it is confusing for consumers to know how to spend their food dollars wisely.

Fact Sheet
Leader's Guide

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Key points for produce growers to help growers understand what the new rules mean to their operation.

Selling Food at Farmers Markets

Farmers MarketRegulations 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.

Event of the Month

Halloween Food Safety


Halloween Food Safety How-To - Fight Bac
Halloween Health and Safety Tips - CDC

Selling Food Products

Let the Kansas Value Added Foods Lab help you get your food business started on the right path! They will evaluate your food products, help you with labeling, and much more!