Meat Hygiene Inspectors Wanted – Experienced or Junior – Coleraine and surrounding areas – ASAP start- Salary dependant on your experience
Reports to: Lead Official Veterinarians
Overall Purpose: To assist the OV in the post mortem inspection and verification of the Food Business Operator’s (FBO) compliance with all relevant legislation as stated in the FSA Manual for Official Controls.
Main duties and responsibilities
Ante Mortem (AM) Inspection, Animal Welfare and Animal Identification
Assist the OV in purely practical tasks as defined in the MOC.
Verify that animals are properly identified and take any necessary actions.
Post Mortem (PM) Inspection, Specified Risk Material (SRM) & Animal By Products (ABP)
Carry out post-mortem inspection for detection of abnormalities of all carcases and offal presented.
Identify and put aside uncommon conditions for further inspection by the OV.
Verify FBOs compliance with TSE regulations and SRM controls.Verify that carcase meat and offal rejected as unfit is removed, stored and disposed of.Maintain an accurate record of post-mortem inspections and findings.
Health and Identification Marking
Apply the health mark in accordance of the legislation.
Verify the FBO application of the identification mark.
FSA Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Collect and despatch samples for disease, conditions and residue purposes.
Carry out duties stated under the terms of SLA agreements with Other Government Departments and agencies as defined in the MOC.
Gathering Audit and Enforcement data
Collect information regarding GHP and HACCP based procedures as directed by the OV.
Assist with the accurate recording and collection of data and any other operational information required by the OV.
Food Chain Information and Collection and Communication of Inspection Results
Assess Food Chain Information and take appropriate action as appropriate.
Record post mortem data and disseminate inspection data back to the FBO and primary producer.
Food Business Operator Liaison
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with plant staff.
Communicate decisions regarding post mortem inspections in consultation with the OV.
Communicate issues found during the inspection of FBO good hygiene practices and HACCP based procedures.
Meet all standards laid down in the Customer Service Statement.
Maintain confidentiality of internal E& J & FSA communications and commercially sensitive information and practices.
Assist in the supervision and instruction of TMHIs and others as appropriate
Maintain high standards of professional integrity, personal motivation and work closely with others team members.
Identify personal training needs and undertake opportunities made available by E&J and the FSA.
Demonstrate commitment to FSA Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.
Accurately input data and information into appropriate IT systems.
In the absence of OV ensure the set procedures are followed and standards maintained.
Health and Safety
Undertake duties fully in accordance with the E& J & FSA Health & Safety Policy; report all accidents and potential hazards in accordance with the E&J and FSA Health & Safety Policy to OV.
Any other duties as requested by line management. To undertake on-farm TB testing of cattle and submission of the associated test results (following appropriate training and authorisation by APHA) as and when instructed by the AVM.
Accommodation & Subsistence Allowance
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £11.00-£17.00 per hour
- Casual dress
- Company car
- Flexible schedule
- On-site parking
- 10 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- No weekends
- Meat Inspection: 2 years (Preferred)