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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 group.
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- 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 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors in Cariboo Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- The City of Prince George will be losing it's only dermatologist when the physician closes his practice on December 31, 2013. With the current province wide shortage of dermatologists, the nearest service to Prince George will be in Kelowna.
- Canfor Corporation¿s Quesnel sawmill will be permanently closed in March 2014, resulting in 209 layoffs. The mill¿s viable lumber supply has been eroded by the mountain pine beetle epidemic.
- West Fraser¿s Houston sawmill will be permanently closed by June 2014, resulting in 255 layoffs. The decision is driven by the lack of available timber following the mountain pine beetle infestation.
- Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops will receive close to $381,000 in one-time provincial funding for 96 foundation seats in targeted trades training courses during 2013-14
- The Central Interior Loggers Association says forestry companies are eager to hire lumberjacks in and around Prince George. The Association says the work pays $30 to $35 an hour.
- Taseko Mines has hired 150 additional workers for its Gibraltar Mine near Williams Lake. The hiring followed completion of a $325M milling facility and brings the copper mine¿s workforce to 700, one of the largest in the Cariboo Region.
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