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 business entities for further use, sale, or 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

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.

Food Code Updates

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Kansas Food Code

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