Meat inspector measuring pork temperature in the refrigerator at the meat manufacturing plant

Meat Inspector

Meat Inspectors inspect animal carcasses, internal organs and meat processing facilities for disease to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality and health.

Overview

Meat Inspectors inspect animal carcasses, internal organs and meat processing facilities for disease to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality and health.

Day-to-day

  • inspects animals and animal products to identify product quality issues and provide advice to producers
  • audits and monitors quality procedures at farms, food handling and processing facilities to ensure compliance with required standards
  • tests samples of produce for quality, size and purity
  • ensures that required standards of hygiene are observed at storage, processing and packing facilities and in transport vehicles
  • advises primary producers on economic aspects of disease eradication and informs producers and the general public of the health implication of disease and impurities
  • examines imported animals, and makes necessary quarantine arrangements
  • may initiate or assist in legal action to enforce regulations.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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