BASC is a recognised training provider in new Wild Game Guidance

BASC has been listed as a training provider in the latest Wild Game Guidance for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Food Standards Agency Wild Game Guidance provides information on the hygiene regulations for food businesses that supply wild game for human consumption, and for people who hunt wild game and supply it either in-fur or in-feather or as small quantities of wild game meat.

Nick Lane, BASC’s senior training development and quality assurance officer said: “BASC submitted a detailed response to the Food Standards Agency’s 2020 consultation on proposed revisions to the guidance and we are pleased to see that many of our recommendations have been adopted.

“Our training and education department will roll out a new suite of wild game meat hygiene courses this autumn to allow members who require ‘trained hunter status’ for onward supply of game under national and EU legislation” 

The Wild Game Guidance explains how to comply with regulatory requirements in relation to the supply of wild game and wild game meat for human consumption along with approaches that might be used to provide confidence in food safety, but which are not a legal requirement to follow.

An annex of photos has also been published alongside the guidance to help illustrate examples of good and bad practice in transportation, storage and supply of wild game. 

Click here for the Wild Game Guidance for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Click here for separate guidance published last year by Food Standards Scotland for the supply of wild game in Scotland.