Alaska Air Cargo has implemented a training program for employees who handle perishables such as fresh Alaskan seafood. Trainees are required to pass an annual food-quality course. The "cool-chain" program is used by processors and shippers to ensure a temperature-controlled environment for proper food handling. The goal, said the carrier, is to keep seafood moving on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air while maintaining temperatures of between 32 and 40 degrees for fresh fish, from the time it leaves the water to its arrival at stores and restaurants. The training program was created by Alaska Air Cargo based on material used by seafood processors throughout the state of Alaska. It was provided by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and Ocean Beauty Seafoods, LLC. Alaska Air and Horizon Air are both subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group. Together they serve more than 90 cities through a network which covers Alaska, the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.
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