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Processor Standard

Venison demand has been fluctuating for a number of years, and the aim of the standard is to develop a more robust, stable market place for British Wild Venison.

British Quality Wild Venison certification will help support the transparency of the venison supply chain, providing for the first time an audited route to market that customers can have faith in.

The Wild Venison Working Group will continue to work with producers and processors to support the development of a growing, more consistent market place for British wild venison supplied under the British Quality Wild Venison brand.

Processors, once accredited will be able to display the British Quality Wild Venison logo, assuring the traceability of the products to a range of customers

The key aspects of the processing standard are the traceability, the auditable segregation of deer carcasses entering the processing plant and of products coming through the processing lines and that the producers and processors are maintaining the standards required.

The British Quality Wild Venison standard relates to all aspects of the culling and processing of wild deer, ensuring that statutory regulation and best practice are adhered to by producers and processors throughout the wild venison supply chain.

The processor standard includes:

  • Audited segregation of venison entering the processing plant
  • Compliance with general Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles
  • Monitoring of producers providing venison for the processing facility

Certification and audit fees are payable to cover the costs of auditing, maintenance of the standard and the issuing of the British Quality Wild Venison Processor certification.