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Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Food Safety and Lodging Regulations

A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to consider an increase to fees for food establishments, food processing plants and certificates of free sale. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.

The proposed regulations, K.A.R. 4-6-3, K.A.R. 4-28-5 and K.A.R. 4-28-6, seek to increase application and licensing fees for food establishments and food processing plants and fees for certificates of free sale, and add a new fee category for very low risk food establishments.

The regulations can be found at the KDA website, agriculture.ks.gov/ProposedRegs. Comments can be submitted prior to the hearing at that webpage as well.

All interested persons may attend the hearing and will be given the opportunity to express comments either orally or in writing, or both. Interested parties may appear in person or by counsel. Persons who require special accommodations must make their needs known at least five days prior to the hearing. For more information, including special accommodations or a copy of the regulations, please contact Ronda Hutton, 785-564-6715.