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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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Military leaders welcome House GOP budget bill

...inspectors.Members of the committee pressed Vilsack on whether the department could find ways to make other cuts in the food safety budget instead of cutting inspector salaries. But Vilsack said 87 percent of that agency's budget goes to inspectors...
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...
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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...
FDA shouldn't order costly GMO labels just to satisfy scientific illiterates definition are wholesome and safe, while genomic varieties require extreme oversight.Yet, virtually all of the food safety problems we have encountered in recent years can be traced to conventional farming, including unsafe feed practices...


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