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Meat, Poultry & Game

Food Standards Scotland works with the farming industry and primary producers to ensure food is safe and authentic from the beginning of the food chain.

Wild game

The Wild Game Guide (WGG) provides information on the hygiene regulations for food businesses that supply wild game and for people who hunt wild game and supply it either in-fur or in-feather or as small quantities of wild game meat.

This guide is for:

  • those who shoot and/or supply wild game
  • enforcement officers
  • retailers and processors

The guide includes an easy to follow flowchart on pages nine and ten giving a brief summary of the requirements that apply in certain situations in which game can be supplied either in-fur or in-feather or as game meat. More detailed information for each supply scenario is available in the guide.

Legal status

This guide has been produced to provide informal, non-binding advice on the legal requirements which covers provisions in relevant parts of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 and Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 and should be read in conjunction with the legislation itself. The text should not be taken as an authoritative statement or interpretation of the law, as only the courts have this power.

For information on the supply of wild game to game handling establishments see Chapter 12 of the Guide to Food Hygiene and Other Regulations for the Meat Industry.

Minced meat

For guidance on the enforcement of legislative requirements with regard to minced meat, please contact us at enquiries@fss.scot.

Co-products

You can find guidance on the legislation covering animal by-products and edible co-products for meat plant operators at food.gov.uk.

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