The Kansas Department of Agriculture promotes public safety by regulating the production and sale of food products in Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture divides its food safety responsibilities among several programs.
The Food Safety and Lodging program is responsible for food safety involving eggs and for inspections at grocery stores, restaurants in grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, schools, senior meal sites, mobile food units, lodging facilities, food wholesalers and warehouses, food processors and food manufacturers.
On-line renewal will not be available for the 2013 license year. Paper renewals will be mailed out in early February.
The Meat and Poultry Inspection program licenses and inspects meat and poultry plants in a manner that is “equal to” federal inspection. It also responds to consumer food safety concerns involving meat or poultry products.
The Dairy Inspection program inspects dairies, milk haulers, transfer stations, pasteurization plants, bottlers, beverage manufacturers and ice plants.
Agritourism and Direct Marketing
Agritourism and other agriculture-related direct-marketing businesses may be subject to inspection by our food safety programs. You may be impacted if your operation:
- is an orchard or nursery
- sells or delivers live plants
- grows and processes fruits or vegetables
- produces and bottles wine, beer or cider
- sells at farmers’ markets
- processes meat or poultry for sale
- milks cows or goats
- sells milk or cheese
- is certified organic
- sells eggs
- has vending machines
- applies pesticides or fertilizers
- labels a food product
- operates a commercial kitchen
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment-Office of Epidemiology provides expertise and technical support to local health departments, the private health care community and the general public. You may contact them at 1-877-427-7317 or EpiHotline@kdhe.state.ks.us.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to ensuring the civil rights of all its customers and employees. For more information, please see our Nondiscrimination Statement.