K-State Extension Food Safety

Food Safety>PlateWelcome to 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.

In the News
Avian Influenza and Food Safety
chickenA confirmation of Avian Influenza has been reported in Leavenworth county and in Southeast Kansas.

2015 Kansas Farmers Market Conference and Workshop
Sign up now! Vendors, market managers, board members, city/county officials and invested parties have the opportunity to attend continuing education sessions focused on strengthening farmers’ markets across the state at the 2015 Farmers’ Market Conference.
Understanding Food Risks
Is there risk in eating organic foods, all natural ingredients, pesticide residues, food additives, GMOs? Learn about food risks and toxicology in the webinar "Understanding Food Risks" from the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Selling at Farmers Markets:
Regulations and food safety best practices for vendors and farmers market managers.

Garlic- and Herb- Infused Oils at Home
Making flavored oils at home with garlic or herbs can be a tasty addition to many meals. But if not done safely, these oils can lead to botulism. New research from University of Idaho gives a new method to make these oils safely at home.
Food Safety Professional Development

Are you interested in advancing your education in Food Science or maybe getting a degree in Public Health?  How about just learning about food preservation or other food safety topics?  Here are some ideas to help you further your education.

Test Your Food Safety Knowledge!

Food Safety Game

This game is designed to enhance your food safety education.  The game is based on a popular game shw.  This Powerpoint file can be downloaded to your computer.  Have fun!

(updated and revised July 2009)

The Importance of Food Safety
Shugart Lecture Series


"The Economics and Emotional Burden of Foodborne Illness"
April 19, 2007
Presented by Barbara Kowalcyk

What's New in Food Safety!
Upcoming Events

Wild Mushroom Certification Workshop
Friday, March 13, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Pre-registration required

plateLooking for ServSafe classes?  Check out our upcoming classes here! 


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Food Safety Recalls