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Kansas Value Added Foods Lab

Kansas Value Added Foods Lab
Kansas State University
203 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-1294
785-532-3295 fax
kvafl@ksu.edu

 

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Fees and Information

Kansas Value Added Foods LabDear Valued Client,

Thank you for contacting the Kansas Value Added Foods Lab (KVAFL) at Kansas State University.  We offer a wide variety of services, including, but not limited to:

  • Nutrition Facts Panel Generation and Ingredients Listing
  • Chemical and Physical Testing: pH (acidity), Brix (percent solids), Aw (water activity), Color Analysis, Microbiological Testing
  • Process Authority services
  • Educational Opportunities for Food Processors such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)

Please read through this entire document for important information on our services and in-state and out-of-state pricing prior to sending any products to the KVAFL. 

For more information about our services, please visit our website (ksre.k-state.edu/kvafl) which describes the value-added services available at Kansas State University Research and Extension. Our services to our Kansas clients are at greatly reduced costs thanks to support from the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA).  

Under Kansas laws, food processed for retail sales must be manufactured in a facility inspected and approved by the KDA. For more information, go to www.agriculture.ks.gov/fsl or contact KDA at (785) 564-6767 or KDA.FSL@ks.gov

From the Land of Kansas is a benefit-based program, offered by KDA, for Kansas companies to help market and sell Kansas-made products. Enrolling in this program will give you access to reduced prices for many of our services. If you wish to become part of this program or have questions about the various membership benefits, contact the From the Land of Kansas team at (785) 564-6759 or www.fromthelandofkansas.com

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail (kvafl@ksu.edu) or call at  (785) 532-1294.  We look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kelly Getty

Kelly Getty, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Kansas Value Added Foods Lab

     

Karen Blakeslee

Karen Blakeslee, M.S.
Co-Director
Kansas Value Added Foods Lab

                                   

Client and Product Information

To submit your information, formula and processing information, please download our Client and Product Information form. Please contact us at kvafl@ksu.edu or 785-532-1294 before sending this form or any products. We will help you determine how many products you will need to send!

Our Prices

Members of the From the Land of Kansas program will receive a 30% discount! You must specifically request for our services to recieve this discount.

Client Testing Packages

Service

Includes

What to Send

Test Duration

Kansas Pricing

Non-Kansas Pricing

Process Authority & Labeling
  • pH
  • Water Activity
  • Nutrition Facts Panel
  • Ingredient Statement
  • Allergen Statement
  • Sodium Content
  • Process Authority Letter*
  • 2 samples from 3 separate batches of product (6 total)
  • 1 sample without any added acidifying agents
  • Completed copy of this paperwork with payment
  • Call to confirm the number of samples
4-6 weeks$150 
per product
$300 
per product
Process Authority ONLY
  • pH
  • Water Activity
  • Process Authority Letter*
  • 2 samples from 3 separate batches of product (6 total)
  • 1 sample without any added acidifying agents
  • Completed copy of this paperwork with payment
  • Call to confirm the number of samples
4-6 weeks$100 
per product
$200
per product
Nutrition Labeling ONLY
  • Nutrition Facts Panel
  • Ingredient Statement
  • Allergen Statement
  • Sodium Content
  • Call for instructions on how many samples to send
  • Client & Product Information Sheet
  • Formula Sheet
3-4 weeks$100 
per product
$200
per product
Individual Physical Testing
  • pH
  • Water Activity
  • Sodium Content
  • Brix (% soluble solids)
  • Moisture Content
  • Caffeine Content
  • Other
  • Call for instructions on how many samples to send
  • Completed copy of paperwork with payment
2-3 weeksTest Dependent (call for pricing)Test Dependent (call for pricing)
Microbial Analysis
  • Total plate count
  • Yeast and Mold
  • E. coli/Coliforms 
  • Call for instructions on how many samples to send
  • Completed copy of paperwork with payment
Product DependentProduct DependentProduct Dependent
Shelf Life Study
  • Microbial Analysis
  • Basic sensory analysis
  • Physical/chemical Analysis
    • pH
    • Water Activity
    • Sodium Content
    • Texture Analysis
  • Call for instructions on how many samples to send
  • Completed copy of paperwork with payment
Product DependentProduct DependentProduct Dependent

*Process Authority Letters are required for unique recipes. Any changes in recipe or process makes a unique recipe.

Please be aware that your company is solely responsible for the content and accuracy of your labeling and Kansas State University assumes no liability for your use of the nutrition facts labels. By submitting this application and engaging us to calculate the labels, you expressly agree to hold harmless and indemnify Kansas State University, the State of Kansas, the Kansas Board of Regents, and all their agents, officers, and employees, from all claims, demands, and causes of action of any kind that may arise as a result of its performance of these activities.

Confidentiality Notice: All formulas, concepts, ideas, and/or other intellectual property of KVAFL clients shall remain confidential, and will not be used by KVAFL employees, or other Kansas State University students, for personal gain unless agreed upon by both parties.