DEER STALKING

George Wallace

Game dealers (now called Game Handling Establishments) are required by the 2006 Food Hygiene Regulations to only accept carcasses from someone trained to recognise any abnormality in any deer, dead or alive, which might indicate that its meat is unfit to be eaten by humans.

This training is now incorporated in the DSC at both levels but training courses in game meat handling are available separately elsewhere.

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation runs courses nationwide for its members, details of which can be had by phoning 01833 660869.

Game dealers (or rather, GHEs) have to record where Game comes from and it must be labelled for identification and traceability.