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Food Safety for You

Welcome Ask an Expertto 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.

Have a food safety question? Ask an Expert is here for you! Kansas State University faculty and staff will get you question and respond as soon as we can.

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Farmers Market Regional Workshops

Farmers’ markets and direct-to-consumer opportunities are growing across the state and continue to be an important source of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and other value added agricultural products from small towns to large metropolitan areas. In 2020, 76 farmers' markets were registered with the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Central Registration of Farmers' Markets.

To support Kansas' farmer's markets, six workshops are generally held throughout the state in February 2021. Due to COVID-19, we are holding the workshop virtually this year. Register now!

2021 Farmers Market workshops

KDA Offers Food Safety Webinar Series in 2021

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program will offer monthly online webinars on food safety issues beginning Monday, January 25, 2021. The free webinar series will cover a variety of food safety issues that are of interest to food business operators, managers and workers. 

Registration is now open. Register on the KDA Food Protection Task Force page at www.agriculture.ks.gov/FPTF. There is no cost to participate, but you must register to receive the login access information. 

The following Food Safety and COVID-19 website is a resource for food safety information. It will be updated frequently. 



ServSafe classes scheduled

ServSafeIn cooperation with the Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association, we offer ServSafe training classes across Kansas. For the complete list of classes for managers and food handlers, see our ServSafe website with lists of dates and locations. Check back often as more classes may be added throughout the year.


Foods Sold Direct to Consumers in Kansas - Updated January 2021

Farmers MarketRegulations and food safety best practices for vendors and farmers market managers and also selling food direct to consumers. This includes information from the Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

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Food Safety Kansas

Report an illness caused by a restaurant, food item, or from an event at "Food Safety Kansas" at www.foodsafetykansas.org/. You can also report a problem with a restaurant that did NOT cause an illness.