Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors

(NOC 2222)
 

Career Description

Agricultural and fish products inspectors inspect agricultural and fish products for conformity to prescribed production, storage and transportation standards. Supervisors of agricultural and fish products inspectors are also included in this unit group.

Duties May Include

Fish and fish products inspectors


  • Inspect fish, fish products, fish handling and processing methods and prepare reports and ensure that regulations are followed.

Fruit and vegetables inspectors

  • Inspect fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables at inspection centres and prepare reports on crop production and market conditions.

Grain inspectors

  • Inspect and grade all classes of grain at terminal elevators, monitor the fumigation of infested grain, and examine storage, handling and transportation equipment to ensure that sanitary procedures are followed.

Meat inspectors

  • Monitor the operations and sanitary conditions of slaughtering and meat processing plants and inspect carcasses to ensure they are fit for human consumption.

Plant protection inspectors

  • Certify seed crops, oversee the quarantine, treatment or destruction of plants and plant products, and the fumigation of plants and plant product imports and exports.

Examples of Titles

Agricultural products inspection supervisor
Agricultural products inspector
Crop certification inspector
Dairy products inspector
Fish products inspector
Fruit and vegetables inspector
Grain inspector
Livestock inspector
Meat inspector
Plant protection inspector

Where They Work

Agricultural and fish products inspectors are employed by government departments and agencies and by private sector food processing companies.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Olds College
Olds, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Agricultural Management - Agricommerce Diploma
Agricultural Management - Production Diploma
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Food Science and Technology Bachelor
Crop Science Bachelor
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Modified on February 21, 2020