Students Build Career Profile Agriculture & Food Inspector Food badges: Health, Safety and Environment Holland Code: Organize Food safety involves everyone in the food chain. Mike Johanns In A Nutshell I visit food production sites to make sure food is being handled in a way that is safe and healthy for the people who will eat it. I stay up to date with laws and regulations, and help businesses that are not following the law make the necessary changes to their operations and environment. I write reports on all the businesses I visit and keep records so the public knows the food they are eating is safe. Swipe Potential Salary Range $37,000 - 93,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories I’m really lucky in that I get to travel to new environments every day with my job. I review different facilities, and then go back to the office to write reports. It’s a great combination of hands-on experience and office work. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Watch employees handle and prepare food to ensure that they are following safety regulations Make sure foods that are being sold to the public are labelled properly Inspect commercial food products and make sure they aren’t contaminated Inspect equipment and facilities for safety risks and health hazards Inspect animals that are going for slaughter and make sure they are healthy and disease-free Record findings and write reports based on facility visits Education & Training A university degree in science or food science is necessary for this job. 100all Job Outlook The outlook for this job in the next ten years is considered to be good. We will always need to be making sure that people have access to safe food. Related School Subjects Science Health Education Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Health Safety Law Inspection Food Important Skills Independence While I do work for a well-supported organization, I visit businesses and facilities by myself. It’s important to feel comfortable working independently and trusting your own instincts for this job. interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal I meet and work with different people every day in all kinds of industries, so enjoying connecting with people is a must. Detail-Oriented My goal is to find and address potential health risks - big or small, so it’s valuable to have a keen eye for detail. Written Communications An important part of the job is writing reports of the facilities I visit, so having strong writing skills is a big help. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Independent Work Has Business Perks Regular Hours Opportunity to Travel Routine Work Similar Careers Health & Safety Officer Food Production Supervisor Continuous Improvement Specialist Helpful Links YouTube - We Are the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Infographic - What to Expect When You're Inspected YouTube - Agricultural Inspector Career Video Job Profile - Food inspector Career Glossary Contaminated Inspect References Canadian Food Inspection Agency Inspector Hourly Salaries in Canada. (2020). Food Inspector. (2020). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.