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Anchorage brings back restaurant inspections

...process.Barrett said the goal of the upcoming survey will be to evaluate whether those changes led to improvements in food safety. Similar efforts are underway across the country as part of the Food and Drug Administration's voluntary retail standards...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-29/anchorage-brings-back-restaurant-inspec
State
Uphold sovereignty, reject 'Fast Track'

...domestic laws with the 24 chapters of the agreement." The domestic laws this would apply to include banking regulations, food safety standards, energy policy, medicine patents, environmental protections, government procurement, and more, at every...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-01-06/uphold-sovereignty-reject-fast-track
Letters
Texas transplant to North Pole finds her calling in tamales

...taken on a life of its own."Her informal approach might be common in Texas, but it wasn't appreciated by Alaska food-safety officials, who told Pompa she needed to make her tamales in a commercial kitchen. Her not-quite-legal car trunk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31/texas-transplant-north-pole-finds-her-c
State
How to read a health inspection report

...Although our regulation book is pretty thick, we try to focus on just things that will cause illness," acting state Food Safety and Sanitation program manager Lorinda Lhotka said. "It's not a perfect system and a lot of states and counties...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-03/how-read-health-inspection-report
Local
Food and safety

...he's responsible for checking food safety in about 450 restaurants and other...Lorinda Lhotka, the state's acting Food Safety and Sanitation program manager...certified executive chef with years of food safety training, said a perfect score...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-02/food-and-safety
Local
Tests show Puget Sound geoduck clams safe to eat

...were clean and didn't exceed U.S. regulatory limits" for PSP, said Kim Stryker, program manager with Alaska's food safety and sanitation program."We're waiting for more information" from China, she said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-08/tests-show-puget-sound-geoduck-clams-sa
State
Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate

...pouring millions of dollars each year into the potentially lucrative field that could help reduce food costs and improve food safety.Already, biotech scientists are changing their plans to avoid getting stuck in FDA-related regulatory limbo. Researchers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-05/fast-growing-fish-may-never-wind-your-p
State
On-farm food safety workshops available to food growers statewide

...Agriculture has been offering On-Farm Food Safety Workshops throughout the state...workshops is to educate growers about food safety practices in the field and after...agricultural practices to ensure food safety practices at a farm or garden...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-09/farm-food-safety-workshops-available
Outdoors
Hepatitis A linked to frozen berries sickens 87

...the berries sold at Costco.Craig Wilson, director of food safety at Costco, said the store is providing vaccinations...affected states, said a spokeswoman for Seattle-based food safety lawyer Bill Marler. The class action lawsuits ask for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-11/hepatitis-linked-frozen-berries-sickens
State | Local
Kodiak workshop smokes out fun of salting fish

...for profit."During the three-day workshop, participants learned the principles of smoking fish, how to ensure food safety, principles of fish salting and drying, and the production of products."We have many motivated fish lovers here...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-25/kodiak-workshop-smokes-out-fun-salting-
State

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