Consumer Protection

Meat and poultry products are an integral part of the food chain. Because these products can be associated with food borne illnesses, making sure products produced in Kansas are safe is an important public health safeguard. The Kansas Meat and Poultry Inspection Program not only helps ensure the safety of these products but also protects the public from economic fraud. To help navigate throughout this site the following acronyms are used:
  • KDA — Kansas Department of Agriculture
  • KDA-M & P — Kansas Meat and Poultry Inspection Program
  • USDA/FSIS — United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • USDA/APHIS — United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • CFR — Code of Federal Regulations
  • FDA — Food and Drug Administration
  • AMS — Agricultural Marketing Service
  • FS&L — Kansas Food Safety and Lodging
  • HACCP —  Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
  • SSOP — Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures 
  • GMP — Good Manufacturing Practices
  • AGII — Kansas Ag Inspector II
  • AGIII — Kansas Ag Inspector III

For more information you may contact USDA Food Safety Inspection Service Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555.

To file a complaint please fill out our Complaint Form.

Other Useful information

          This food safety handbook contains all the basic information you need to know about food safety.

  • Foodborne Illness

          Basic information on preventing illness and identifying pathogens causing specific symptoms.