Fees and Information
Dear 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call at (785) 532-1294. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Kelly Getty, Ph.D.
Karen Blakeslee, M.S.
Client and Product Information
To submit your information, formula and processing information, please download our Client and Product Information form. Please contact us at email@example.com or 785-532-1294 before sending this form or any products. We will help you determine how many products you will need to send!
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
What to Send
|Process Authority & Labeling||4-6 weeks||$150 |
|Process Authority ONLY||4-6 weeks||$100 |
|Nutrition Labeling ONLY||3-4 weeks||$100 |
|Individual Physical Testing||2-3 weeks||Test Dependent (call for pricing)||Test Dependent (call for pricing)|
|Microbial Analysis||Product Dependent||Product Dependent||Product Dependent|
|Shelf Life Study||Product Dependent||Product Dependent||Product 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.