Summary Agricultural Products Inspector near Vancouver (BC)
Find key facts and figures about working as an agricultural products inspector. The following information is applicable to all Agricultural and fish products inspectors (NOC 2222).
Agricultural and fish products inspectors inspect agricultural and fish products for conformity to prescribed production, storage and transportation standards. They are employed by government departments and agencies and by private sector food processing companies. Supervisors of agricultural and fish products inspectors are also included in this unit group.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in British Columbia
- Inspect or test products to detect harmful diseases, chemical residues, or infestations
- Inspect products and processing methods; prepare reports and ensure that regulations governing health, quality and safety are followed
- Examine storage, handling and transportation equipment to ensure that sanitary procedures are followed
- Monitor the operations and sanitary conditions of slaughtering and meat processing plants and inspect carcasses to ensure they are fit for human consumption
- 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
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