Alaska Considers Allowing Direct Sales Of Baked Goods To Consumers

JUNEAU, Alaska — The state is proposing changes that would allow the direct sale of baked goods and other items from producers to consumers.

There would be conditions.

Total sales from an individual producer would have to be under $25,000 a year. And producers of so-called "low risk" foods, deemed by the state unlikely to allow harmful bacteria to grow, would have to display signs at their primary sale sites noting the products aren't subject to state inspection.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the changes would also allow public events to be exempt from Alaska food code if fewer than 100 people are served and the food is kept at safe temperatures.

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