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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

April 18, 2023

*NEW* 4-H Foods & Nutrition Rule for Frostings & Fillings at the Kansas State Fair

Submitted by Amy Sollock

Please note that there is a *NEW* 4-H Foods & Nutrition Rule for the 2023 Kansas State Fair. The new rule is as follows:

For food safety purposes, any entries with frostings and fillings must calculate the amount of sugar in the frosting/filling recipe only. Calculation must be attached to entry, or the placing will be lowered one ribbon when judged. Frostings and fillings need to contain more than 65% sugar for safety. Examples on how to calculate this percentage are included in the publication located at https://bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF3544.pdf.

While the concept has been encouraged and taught in previous years, it has not been a required item or stated in the rules. It will be added to the 2023 4-H Kansas State Fairbook. If possible, you are encouraged to adopt this rule at local county fairs. We realize the timing may a bit late, considering some fair books have already been printed. Please continue to stress the importance of the safety of frostings and fillings at all fairs and clarify that this new rule will be enforced at the 2023 Kansas State Fair in the 4-H Foods Division.

Questions may be directed to me at asollock@ksu.edu, or Karen Blakeslee at kblakesl@ksu.edu.