Hear from a USDA Milk Inspector in the Video Below!
Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
USDA Milk Inspectors are usually assigned to a specific territory and conduct inspections of farms at least every six months (per the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance which requires that Grade A dairy farms be inspected twice yearly). They review the entire facility during the course of their visit. They check the cleanliness of the milking parlor equipment, examine the health of the dairy herd and collect milk and water samples for evaluation.
Responsibilities: USDA Milk Inspectors are responsible for inspecting dairy farms to ensure that they adhere to various regulatory and food safety requirements, collect samples and take them to the lab for testing, issue licenses to milk producers, document violations, give recommendations and compile comprehensive reports that detail the conditions at dairy facilities.
Recommended High School Courses:
Science (Animal, Biology, Chemistry)
Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, Ag Business, or Related Major