2011 Kansas Code
Chapter 21. - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article 42. - CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC SAFETY
21-4221 Endangering the food supply.

21-4221.Endangering the food supply. (a) Endangering the food supply is knowingly:

(1) Except as provided in subsection (b), bringing into this state any domestic animal which is affected with any contagious or infectious disease or any animal which has been exposed to any contagious or infectious disease;

(2) except as provided in subsection (b), exposing any animal in this state to any contagious or infectious disease;

(3) except as permitted under K.S.A. 2-2112 et seq., and amendments thereto, bringing or releasing into this state any plant pest as defined in K.S.A. 2-2113, and amendments thereto, or exposing any plant to a plant pest; or

(4) except as provided in subsection (b), exposing any raw agricultural commodity, animal feed or processed food to any contaminant or contagious or infectious disease.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to bona fide experiments and actions related thereto carried on by commonly recognized research facilities.

(c) As used in this section: (1) "Animal feed" means an article which is intended for use for food for animals other than humans and which is intended for use as a substantial source of nutrients in the diet of the animal, and is not limited to a mixture intended to be the sole ration of the animal;

(2) "contagious or infectious disease" means any disease which can be spread from one subject to another by direct or indirect contact or by an intermediate agent, including, but not limited to, anthrax, all species of brucellosis, equine infectious anemia, hog cholera, pseudorabies, psoroptic mange, rabies, tuberculosis, vesicular stomatitis, avian influenza, pullorum, fowl typhoid, psittacosis, viscerotropic velogenic Newcastle disease, foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, African swine fever, piroplasmosis, vesicular exanthema, Johne's disease, scabies, scrapies, bovine leukosis and bovine spongiform encephalopathy;

(3) "processed food" means any food other than a raw agricultural commodity and includes any raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to processing, such as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydration or milling; and

(4) "raw agricultural commodity" means any food in its raw or natural state, including all fruits that are washed, colored or otherwise treated in their unpeeled natural form prior to marketing.

(d) (1) Endangering the food supply is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

(2) Endangering the food supply when the contagious or infectious disease is foot-and-mouth disease is a severity level 4, nonperson felony.

(e) The provisions of this section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Kansas may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.