It’s the last day for a course at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center which will help seafood professionals sell the freshest, highest quality product to the public. Seafood Processing Quality Control Training covers everything from the shelf-life of fish to water quality.
“We teach them how to assemble a QA manual, how to just keep track of a quality department in a large seafood processor or a small seafood processor.”
Chris Sannito, a Seafood Technology Specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, says most of the students are from big companies like Trident, but not all.
Zoi Maroudas is the CEO and founder of an organic frozen baby food company in Anchorage called Bambinos Baby Food.
“We have anywhere from three to seven people. The company is only four years, and we recently in this past year launched our online sales, which is all over the U.S., so that’s how we’re continuing to grow – direct to parents, providing them with one month’s supply of baby food and, as we start entering the retail community, then we can start bringing more employees into our company as well.”
She says the training will help give clients confidence in their product, which includes seafood as an ingredient.
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