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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 17. Food and Drugs
- Chapter 20. Alaska Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
- Section 20. Adulterated Food.
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AS 17.20.020. Adulterated Food.
- (a) Food is adulterated if
- (1) it bears or contains a poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health; but in case the
substance is not an added substance the food is not considered adulterated under this paragraph if the quantity of the
substance does not ordinarily render it injurious to health;
- (2) it bears or contains added poisonous or added deleterious substance which is unsafe within the meaning of AS 17.20.030
- (3) it consists in whole or in part of a diseased, contaminated, filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance, or if it is
otherwise unfit for food;
- (4) it has been produced, prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions in which it may have become contaminated
with filth, or in which it may have been rendered diseased, unwholesome, or injurious to health;
- (5) it is, in whole or in part, the product of a diseased animal or an animal which has died otherwise than by slaughter,
or that has been fed upon the uncooked offal from a slaughterhouse;
- (6) its container is composed, in whole or in part, of a poisonous or deleterious substance which may render the contents
injurious to health.
- (b) Food is adulterated if
- (1) a valuable constituent has been omitted or abstracted in whole or part;
- (2) a substance has been substituted in whole or part for a valuable constituent;
- (3) damage or inferiority has been concealed;
- (4) a substance has been added or mixed or packed with it to increase its bulk or weight, or reduce its quality or
strength, or make it appear better or of greater value than it is.
- (c) Confectionery is adulterated if it bears or contains an alcohol or nonnutritive article or substance except harmless
coloring, harmless flavoring, harmless resinous glaze not in excess of four-tenths of one percent, harmless natural wax
not in excess of four-tenths of one percent, harmless natural gum, and pectin. This subsection does not apply to
confectionery containing less than one-half of one percent by volume of alcohol derived solely from the use of
flavoring extracts, or to chewing gum containing harmless nonnutritive masticatory substances.
- (d) Food is adulterated if it bears or contains a coal tar color other than one from a batch which has been certified
under authority of the federal act.
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