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Game Meat Processing

PrimeSafe approves game meat field harvesters and licences game meat processing facilities.

A game meat field harvester is a person approved to conduct field harvesting of game.

A game meat processing facility (harvest vehicle) is a vehicle used in the field harvesting of wild game animals to transport wild game animal carcasses to a game meat processing facility (premises), a game meat processing facility (field depot) or to a pet meat processing facility.

A game meat processing facility (field depot) is a facility (vehicle or premises) in which wild game animal carcasses are held temporarily under refrigeration pending transport to a game meat processing facility (premises) or pet meat processing facility.  This may also include the meat carrying compartment of a vehicle used to transport wild game animal carcasses under refrigeration to a game meat processing facility (premises) or pet meat processing facility.

A game meat processing facility (premises) is a facility that processes or packages game meat and/or game meat products.

Licensed abattoirs, further meat processing facilities and poultry processing facilities can also be licensed to use the same facility as a game meat processing facility (premises) provided:

  • A game meat processing facility licence is issued;
  • Construction and equipment requirements are complied with;
  • No game meat processing occurs during the processing of non-game meat; and
  • A total clean and sanitation of all process equipment takes place between processing game and non-game animals.

Refer to the PrimeSafe Game Meat Harvest Guidelines for more information.