To provide critical science based technical skills training to Veterinary Food Inspection Specialists to ensure uniform interpretations of policies and application of procedures when performing inspections of subsistence. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be more proficient in protecting the force from food borne illnesses and able to contribute fully to the theater and command operations.
This 2-week course conducted at the US Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX, puts the science back into food inspection. Area of instruction includes food microbiology, chemistry, packaging technology, preservation, deterioration, and advanced sensory evaluation techniques. Students will experience the outcomes of different food spoilage organisms and abuses to food products both intentionally and naturally occurring and learn to differentiate between the two and why they occurred.
Contact AMEDD Center and School Department of Veterinary Science at commercial (210) 221-4933 or DSN 471-4933.
Military personnel must meet height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9. 68S and 68T SGT(P) and above who have been selected by the 640A Warrant Officer Accession Board are allowed to attend this course on a space available basis. Exceptions to prerequisites to attend the course, other than compliance with AR 600-9, may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Chief, Department of Veterinary Science, ATTN: MCCS-HV, 3630 Stanley Road, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.
AMEDD Center and School, Department of Veterinary Science and DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL)
1. Course enrollment for AC Soldiers and DA Civilians: provide a DA Form 3838 to the unit chain of command for approval and submission to the Department of Veterinary Science for a valid ATRRS reservation to attend training. Enrollment for RC Soldiers will be processed through their local unit representative. Additional information provided by the Department of Veterinary Science at commercial (210) 221-4933 or DSN 471-4933.
2. Course Length is 2 Weeks; Class Size is 20. Course held twice a year in San Antonio, TX.