Food manufacturing inspectors make sure companies meet hygiene and safety standards, and that products are safe to eat.
- Inspect conditions in slaughterhouses and processing plants
- Carry out quality control checks
- Test samples of raw ingredients and processed products
- Analyse and present test results
- Make sure production processes meet hygiene regulations
- Train production staff in the importance of safety standards
- Check labelling and packaging
- Write quality reports
- Advise companies about making improvements, and issue warning notices
Food manufacturing organisations like Samworth Brothers and Pukka Pies.
You could work at a manufacturing plant or in an office.
Your working environment may be noisy and you’ll travel often. You’ll usually need a driving licence to travel between sites.
You may need to wear protective clothing.
Normally 40 – 42 hours per week.
£20,000 – £35,000.
You could do a college course to get some of the skills and knowledge you need for this job.
- Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations
- T Level in Science
Once working, you would complete further training to become an inspector.