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Wild Game guidance

Retail-to-retail supply exemption

The food hygiene regulations allow a retailer to supply wild game and wild game meat to other retail establishments only, without the need for approval as an AGHE.

Last updated: 25 July 2022
Last updated: 25 July 2022

The supply must be marginal, localised and restricted. These terms are defined in the FSA Operational Approval Policy as follows:

  • Marginal’ means supply to other retailers of food of animal origin of up to a quarter of total food sales, calculated by weight or by value if measurement by weight is impractical for the range of products. To meet this criterion, you as the retailer must sell at least 75% of all the food you supply direct to the final consumer through your own retail outlet. Any wild game or wild game meat you sell other than through your own retail outlet must be sold to other retailers such as butchers’ shops and restaurants
  • Localised’ means that other retailers supplied must be in the same county, in immediately neighbouring counties or those situated no more than 30 miles/50 kilometres from the boundary of the retailer’s county, whichever is greater – but never beyond the UK, except supply from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. Those NI counties bordering the RoI can supply into the neighbouring county in the RoI
  • Restricted’ means the supply of wild game meat to other retail establishments is restricted by the requirements to be marginal and localised as above.