Minority Food Inspectors Project
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to train UAPB students to become federal food inspectors. The initiative is funded by a grant titled, “Increasing the Number of Federal Food Inspectors through Mentoring and Career-Oriented Experiential Learning at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.” Awarded in 2008, the grant helps establish a Memorandum of Understanding between the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and UAPB.
Students who participate in the project attend guest lectures, receive training in Hazards Analysis Critical Control Points; learn about the National ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Course and get hands-on experience through paid summer internships.
Graduates will be qualified for noncompetitive placement into entry-level positions as full-time food inspectors. To qualify, undergraduates must have at least 12 semester hours of food science, nutrition or animal science and have completed two summer internships and 640 hours.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Makuba Lihono
Room 218, Adair-Greenhouse Human Sciences Building