Job training for a veterinary food inspection specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including food safety/protection and quality assurance.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Inspection of red meats, poultry, water foods, eggs, dairy products, and fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Identify unsanitary conditions in food storage facilities.
- Interest in food safety, health, mathematics, chemistry and biology
- Enjoy cooking
- Preference for working with your hands
The veterinary food inspection specialist inspects food designed for human consumption, while also supervising food inspection and combined veterinary service activities.
- Evaluate packaging, packing and marking requirements
- Identify unsanitary conditions in food storage facilities and commissary stores
- Operate and maintain inspection equipment
- Perform duties in accordance with approved standards of conduct and report suspected fraud