STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

KDA offices are open to the public, with the following practices in place to protect the health of staff and visitors. 

  • All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings in public areas of the building.
  • Social distancing should be maintained while in the building.
  • Many meetings continue to be held as online meetings or conference calls. 

Food Safety and Lodging

The Kansas Department of Agriculture promotes public safety by regulating the production and sale of food products in Kansas.

The Food Safety and Lodging program is responsible for food safety inspections of food establishments, food processors and lodging establishments. Food establishments are operations that provide food directly to the end consumer, with or without charge.

Food establishments include restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, schools, senior meal sites, mobile food units and food operations in lodging establishments.

Food processors are operations that provide food to other food operations for further distribution, with or without charge. Food Processors include food wholesalers, food warehouses, food re-packers and food manufacturers.

Lodging establishments are operations that offer sleeping accommodations for a charge. Lodging establishments include guest houses, hotels, motels, bed & breakfast homes, lodges, rooming houses and boarding houses.

The Kansas Food Code and other statutes that guide the Food Safety and Lodging program can be found here

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Response provides expertise and technical support to local health departments, the private health care community and the general public. You may contact them at (877) 427-7317 or kdhe.EpiHotline@ks.gov.

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.


Proposed Updates to the
Kansas Food Code

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