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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!

Cook It Safe!

microwaveEvery year, one in six Americans will fall ill due to some form of foodborne illness. Many times it is due to improper cooking foods to a safe temperature. There are four simple steps to follow for safe meals. Learn more from the Partnership for Food Safety Education Cook It Safe! campaign.


 

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

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


2016 Urban Food System Symposium

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.


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

Enjoy the Outdoors!

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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!