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BRC Global Standard 

 

Wild Irish Game is the only producer of Game in Ireland to be Quality B.R.C. AA Food Certified. 

B.R.C. Global Standard is regarded as the benchmark for best practice in the food industry.

ACCREDITATION

 

 

The premises are fully approved by the Department of Agriculture and have been granted establishment number IE 2967 EC.

Wild Irish Game is inspected and approved by representatives of the EU for the export of wild game products.

A Government Veterinary Officer visits the premises on a daily basis for the purpose of monitoring compliance with all relevant legislation and standards. The Veterinary Officer  carries out an examination on every deer carcass delivered to the premises, no production activity occurs till this process is complete.

H.A.C.C.P.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point

Wild Irish Game facilities operate under strict food safety management systems in accordance with all principles of H.A.C.C.P.

Full hazard analysis is carried out on all stages of production, storage, handling and delivery.

LEGISLATION

Wild Irish Game premises operate strictly in accordance with current European and Irish legislation.

Copies of this and additional documentation can be inspected on the premises by prior arrangement.

The principal legislation applicable to the Company is as follows: European Communities (Food and Feed Hygiene) Regulations 2005. (S.I. No. 910 of 2005) European Communities Regulations 852/2004, 853/2004, 882/2004.

INTAKE

All game is delivered within a set time and placed into refrigerated storage.

Large game is stored at 7°C or below and small game at 4°C or below.

PROCESSING

Processing is carried out in areas operating at or below 12°C.

After processing products are returned immediately to refrigerated storage. Operational control steps are in place at every stage to ensure quality assurance of products.

 

PACKAGING & LABELS

All products are packaged and labelled in accordance with current legislation.

Labels are applied to both inner and outer packaging this includes requirements for storage and durability of the product.

 

TRANSPORT & DELIVERY

Wild Irish Game products are transported and delivered in refrigerated vehicles.

Refrigerated and frozen products are stored and transported at 4°C or under and -18°C or below.

 
DOCUMENTATION

Meticulous records are maintained of critical parameters at all stages of receiving, storage, production and delivery.

Records are available for inspection on the premises by appointment. 

 

 

New Premises 

In April 2018 we are moving to a purpose built state of the art production facility. This will lead to a reduction in our energy use by 10% per tonne of product, and shrink our carbon footprint substantially. New technologies and work practices will reduce waste and our demand for resources.

Specially developed floor surfaces will reduce our water use for cleaning , and new effluent treatment facilities will minimise our waste water impact.