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E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year

...that local means safer," Marler said.Health officials believe the contamination at Chipotle is related to a fresh food product such as lettuce or other produce.The outbreak probably will not be traced to one sick individual or one instance of...
Nation and World
First marijuana industry public comment period will end Sunday

...definitions for terms used in existing law.Those definitions would prohibit manufacturers from spraying THC onto existing food products before sale (edible marijuana products would have to be created from scratch), and would limit the ability of third...
Alcohol board takes up first draft of pot rules

...of draft regulations is a ban on "adulterated" marijuana edibles. "It would prohibit you from taking a completed food product - Haribo gummy bears - setting them out on a tray and spraying marijuana concentrate on them," Franklin said.Colorado...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: GMO labeling is justified for more than just salmon

...consumer confusion? It doesn't. Companies that sell food products without GMOs will be allowed to use labels stating that...concerned with long term health implications of the food products they manufacture and sell. "The Extraordinary Science...
My Turn: Know what you eat

...Kawasaki, have introduced House Bill 92, "GMO Labeling". This bill would require labeling of genetically modified food products sold in Alaska. The United States is one of the few industrialized nations that does not already require labeling...
Empire Editorial: Protect Alaska seafood by banning Russian imports your freezer.On Aug. 7, in retaliation for American sanctions, Russia banned the importation of most foreign food products. Russia imports salmon roe and smolt, hake, pollock and other fish products caught here in Alaska. Russia is a big...
A trade convention for marijuana in Tacoma Dome

...extractors that can turn 15 pounds of marijuana flower into 3 pounds of concentrated oil that can be used either in food products or eaten as is.There were vendors offering butane, propane, hexane, helium and argon; and hemp rolling papers...
Business news roundup

...sell coffee, oils, vinegars, jams and jellies and smoked fish, and much more, all made in-state."If it's a food product made in this state, we're going to try it," Saunders said.He said he learned a lot about gourmet food stores...
Ketchikan assembly vows to wait before voting on pot ban

...would have prohibited commercial cultivation, processing, manufacturing and retail sale of marijuana and related food products. It wouldn't affect personal use of pot, which becomes legal, with limitations, Feb. 24.It was proposed by...
State | AK legislature
Fish Factor: Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress reducing plastics made from petrochemicals. The products can range from hard plastics to thin films that cover food products. The food sector alone, including beverages, accounts for nearly two-thirds of global packaging from non-biodegradable...


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