Game Meat Hygiene Course in Lincolnshire

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) is holding a Game Meat Hygiene Course near Grantham, Lincolnshire on 26 April.

game meat hygiene course

The NGO’s Game Meat Hygiene course, which covers both small and large game, takes place over one day, showing candidates how to treat and deal with game from the field to larder and is now regarded as the industry standard in game meat handling. Handling all aspects of game meat, including the correct way to cool the carcase, gralloch deer, hang small and large game to how to dispose of the pluck, the course concludes with a short multiple choice test to ensure competency and is certified and certificated by the Food Standards Agency and the NGO.

Successful candidates will be issued with a unique “Hunter’s ID” number, along with a certificate and a credit card-style proof of completion, authorising them to sell game meat to game handling establishments – this is a legal requirement for hunters wishing to sell game to game dealers.

The day’s course will cost £120 including VAT, and is open to members and non-members of the NGO. Tea and coffee will be provided and those attending should bring a packed lunch. The course will run from 8.45am to 4pm. To book a place, contact the NGO office via email or telephone 01833 660869.