The British Game Alliance (BGA) has opened its annual consultation into Low Ground Shoot Standards to request feedback from members and stakeholders. Originally launched in 2018, the rigorous shoot standards are put out for consultation every year to offer an opportunity for anyone involved in the production of feathered game from egg to plate, for sale or for personal consumption, to have an input into their formation. This process ensures BGA-registered shoots meet industry and best practice requirements.
Through independent auditors, the BGA regulates a list of 28 different points set out in the standards. To pass and become assured and classified as BGA-accredited, shoots must adhere to criteria such as keeping records, welfare standards of gamebirds and a having a market for selling shot game.
The BGA is a not-for-profit organisation, it works to ensure the highest standards of game food production and shoot management through its assurance scheme and as well as promoting the value of Assured feathered game to the public whilst developing new markets at home and overseas.
Head of Operations Louisa North commented:
“It is vital for the ongoing improvement of the BGA Assurance Scheme to review our Standards to bring them in line with shoots’, processors’ and consumers’ needs. We are very grateful to anyone who takes the time to provide us with feedback that helps us grow the game meat market and build a self-regulatory shield around game shooting.”
The short survey, which is made up five questions, takes just a few minutes to complete. Deadline for submitting responses is Monday 31 May.