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What do primary products inspectors do?

  • inspect animals, plants and agricultural produce to identify product quality issues, and provide advice to producers
  • audit and monitor quality procedures at farms and food handling and processing facilities to ensure compliance with required standards
  • ensure that required standards of hygiene are observed at storage, processing and packing facilities and in transport vehicles
  • advise primary producers on economic aspects of disease eradication, the identification of pests and diseases and regulations pertaining to grading, packing and loading of products
  • examine imported plants and animals, and products, such as timber, seeds and dried fruits, and make quarantine arrangements
  • patrol and investigate waterways for unlawful fishing activities and the removal of protected marine life

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