The objective of the RSPh Level 4 Award for Proficiency in Pre-slaughter Inspection of White Meat Species qualification is for learners who wish to qualify as Official Auxiliaries (meat hygiene inspectors) and be appointed by the Food Standards Agency to work in England, Scotland and Wales and by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to work in Northern Ireland.
This qualification is one of three which are required by Official Auxiliaries in order to comply with Regulation (EU) 2019/24. The qualification meets the requirements for the training and tests, and the theoretical knowledge and practical skills, set out in Annex , Chapter I of this Regulation.
Official Auxiliaries are also required to achieve the Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Poultry Meat Inspection and the Level 4 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat Inspection.
Holders of these qualifications will have demonstrated that they have the skils, knowledge and understanding to carry out post-mortem inspection of the designated meat species and can apply the required food safety management procedures to their work.