HB 362: "An Act relating to regulation of certain food products."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 362 01 "An Act relating to regulation of certain food products." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 17.20 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 17.20.025. Exemption for certain food products and facilities. (a) 05 Except for meat, poultry, or a food product containing meat or poultry, the processing, 06 preparation, packaging, and sale of a food product that the department determines is 07 not potentially hazardous, is not subject to operating regulations and permit 08 requirements under this chapter or AS 44.46.020 if the individual who is processing, 09 preparing, packaging, or selling the food product 10 (1) is able, to the satisfaction of the department, to provide information 11 about the food product to the department and consumers; 12 (2) processes, prepares, packages, and sells the food product in the 13 state; 14 (3) labels the food product with information required by the 15 department;

01 (4) does not receive more than $50,000 in sales from the food product 02 under this section in a calendar year; 03 (5) sells the food product in the state and directly to consumers; and 04 (6) displays information required by the department for consumers of 05 the food product. 06 (b) Notwithstanding having an exemption under this section, a food product or 07 an individual who is processing, preparing, packaging, or selling a food product 08 subject to this section must be in compliance with other applicable statutes and 09 regulations.