From Concept to Consumer
Value-added agricultural products are raw commodities whose value has been increased through the addition of ingredients or processes that make them more attractive to the buyer and/or more readily usable by the consumer.
Thank you for choosing the Kansas Value Added Foods Lab to help you with your food business. We offer a variety of services as your Process Authority. Dr. Kelly Getty is now our Process Authority. Let us help you!
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Fees, Information and Client Paperwork
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Regulations and food safety best practices for vendors, farmers market managers and direct to the consumer businesses. This includes information from the Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.
Learn more about basic food safety tips for small food processors from the North Central Food Safety Extension Network. Select the link, then the download button for each publication.
Food Safety Best Practices for Local Food Entrepreneurs - North Dakota State University and Kansas State University Extension
Selling Safe Canned Food in Kansas - MF3555
Are you a small business or organization with more ideas than time? If you can segment your work into “projects,” the Kansas Micro-Internship Project can help…. and your first two projects are free. There are more than 1,000 Kansas College students registered and waiting to help. Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
First Friday E-Calls
At the heart of vibrant communities are businesses that keep the local economy humming. To support businesses in communities large and small throughout the state, Kansas State University hosts free monthly webinars on topics pertaining to business.
If you would like to be on the notification list to participate in upcoming e-Calls, please send your request via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4th, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.