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Poultry and Game Processing News, Resource and Guidance

Welcome to our industry resource page! We have pulled together various articles, links and documents relating to and affecting the poultry and game processing industry, everything from practical help and guidance for small scale producers, smallholders and on-farm shoots, to latest industry news and regulations. We hope you find this resource useful, we will be updating this page regularly with latest news and updates so do bookmark this page and check back!

 


Poultry and Game Industry Bodies and Associations

British Poultry Council: https://www.britishpoultry.org.uk/

NFU Poultry: https://www.nfuonline.com/sectors/poultry/

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA): https://www.hsa.org.uk/

Red Tractor Assurance: https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/

British Goose Producers: http://www.geese.cc/index.html

National Game Dealers Association (NGDA): https://www.nationalgamedealersassociation.co.uk/

British Game Alliance (BGA): https://www.britishgamealliance.co.uk/

 


Regulations - England

Slaughtering poultry, rabbits and hares on farms for small-scale suppliers - Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs: 
http://Slaughtering poultry, rabbits and hares on farms for small-scale suppliers

Get a certificate of competence or licence to slaughter or kill animals
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-certificate-of-competence-or-licence-to-slaughter-or-kill-animals

Slaughterhouses, knacker's yards and farms: inspections and penalties
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/slaughterhouses-knackers-yards-and-farms-inspections-and-penalties

Red and white meat slaughterhouses: standard operating procedures
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-and-white-meat-slaughterhouses-standard-operating-procedures

White meat slaughterhouses: unloading, handling and holding, restraining, stunning, killing
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/white-meat-slaughterhouses-unloading-handling-and-holding-restraining-stunning-killing

Halal and kosher slaughter
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/halal-and-kosher-slaughter

EU regulation 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32009R1099&from=EN

The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1782/contents/made

Mandatory use of CCTV in slaughterhouses 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cctv-in-slaughterhouses-rules-for-operators

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing (Text with EEA relevance)
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:303:0001:0030:EN:PDF

 

Wales

The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Wales) Regulations 2014
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2014/951/contents/made

 

Northern Ireland

The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014
http://extwprlegs1.fao.org/docs/pdf/uk135253.pdf

 


Training and Education

AWT (Animal Welfare Training) Poultry Welfare Officer - Processing
http://www.awtraining.com/AWT/Welfare_Officer_Courses.html

AWT (Animal Welfare Training) Senior Welfare Officer - Processing 
http://www.awtraining.com/AWT/Senior_Welfare_Officer.html

HSA welfare of food animals during transport, marketing and slaughter 
https://www.hsa.org.uk/training--education/training--education

 


Application for a WATOK licence

Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (WATOK): licence application form to apply for a licence or certificate of competence to slaughter or kill animals
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/welfare-of-animals-at-the-time-of-killing-licence-application

 


Helpful Guides

HSA Practical Slaughter of Poultry 
PDF guide

Food Standards Agency - Meat premises and slaughter
http://Meat premises and slaughter

Food Standards Agency -  Animal Welfare
https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/animal-welfare

The Code of Good Shooting Practice
http://www.codeofgoodshootingpractice.org.uk/

 

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