K-State Extension Food Safety
ServSafe® in Kansas

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly  1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.       

Foodborne diseases are an important public health burden in the United States. First, we estimate that 31 of the most important known agents of foodborne disease found in foods consumed in the United States each year cause 9.4 million illnesses, 55,961 hospitalizations, and 1,351 deaths.

The ServSafe® program is a national certification program designed to teach safe handling practices to foodservice employees and others who handle and serve food to the public. The ServSafe® program in Kansas is provided by K-State Research and Extension in partnership with the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association.  In 2012, training conducted through this partnership trained 433 foodservice employees/food handlers who completed the ServSafe® Certification program and 708 consumers/foodservice employees who completed the ServSafe® Food Handlers program.

Food Safety Education Month 2013

ALLERGENS: Avoid a Reaction by Taking Action


Class Registration and Schedule

2015 Schedules

2015 ServSafe® Train-The-Trainer Workshop
For Extension Agents and Kansas Teachers
Other Information

Food Allergy Training Guide for Hospital and Food Service Staff

A comprehensive program for training hospital staff to safely prepare and serve food to patients with food allergies.


Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association - ServSafe®

ServSafe Class Notification

ServSafe® Class Notification


It is a treat to eat at a favorite restaurant.  Consumers expect the food to be safe.  It is up to the restaurant to provide the safest meal possible.  Here are some resources for food service businesses on food safety.

Helpful Links
Making a Difference Report

For questions about the ServSafe program in Kansas, contact:

M. Gayle Price
M.S., R.D., L.D., Professor
K-State Research and Extension Specialist, Southeast Area
Family and Consumer Sciences
308 W. 14th Street
Chanute, KS 66720-2895
Phone:  620-431-1530
Cell:  620-496-9967

Neeley Carlson
Workforce Development Director
Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association
3500 North Rock Road
Building 1300
Wichita, Kansas  67226
Toll Free:  1-800-369-6787
Phone:  316-267-8383