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2017 Statute


12-16,136. Regulating consumer incentive items and nutrition labeling of food; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 12-16,136 and 12-16,137, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Food" means substances, whether in liquid, concentrated, solid, frozen, dried or dehydrated form, that are sold for ingestion by humans and are consumed for their taste or nutritional value. "Food and food ingredients" does not include alcoholic beverages or tobacco.

(b) "Food that is a menu item in vending machines" means food dispensed through a machine or other mechanical device that accepts payment.

(c) "Retail food establishment" or "food service operation" means any place in which food is served or is prepared on the premises for retail sale or service in a heated state or heated by the seller, mixed or combined by the seller for sale as a single item or sold with eating utensils provided by the seller and is intended for immediate consumption. Such term shall include, but not be limited to, fixed or mobile restaurants, coffee shops, cafeterias, short-order cafes, luncheonettes, grills, tea rooms, sandwich shops, soda fountains, taverns, private clubs, roadside kitchens, commissaries, drive-in restaurants and any other private, public or nonprofit organization or institution routinely serving food and any other eating or drinking establishment or operation where food is served or provided for the public with or without charge.

(d) "Food nutrition information" includes, but is not limited to, the caloric, fat, carbohydrate, cholesterol, fiber, sugar, potassium, protein, vitamin, mineral, sodium and allergen content of food. "Food nutrition information" also includes the designation of food as healthy or unhealthy.

(e) "Political subdivision" means political or taxing subdivisions of the state, including counties, townships, cities, school districts, authorities or other municipal or public corporations, agencies, boards, commissions, councils, committees, subcommittees and other subordinate groups or administrative units thereof, receiving or expending and supported, in whole or in part, by public funds.

(f) "Consumer incentive item" means any licensed media character, toy, game, trading card, contest, point accumulation, club membership, admission ticket, token, code or password for digital access, coupon, voucher, incentive, crayons, coloring placemats or other premium, prize or consumer product that is associated with a meal served by or acquired from a food service operation.

History: L. 2016, ch. 104, § 1; July 1.