Meat, Poultry and Game: Introduction


The provisions of retained EU law hygiene Regulation (EC) 853/2004 apply to meat as a food of animal origin and, in this context, ‘meat’ means[1] the edible parts, including blood, of domestic ungulates (domestic bovine (including Bubalus and Bison species), porcine, ovine and caprine animals, and domestic solipeds, poultry (farmed birds, including birds not considered to be domestic but which are farmed as domestic animals, with the exception of ratites), lagomorphs (rabbits, hares and rodents), wild game (wild ungulates and lagomorphs, and other land mammals that are hunted for human consumption and considered to be wild game under domestic law, including mammals living in enclosed territory under conditions of freedom similar to those of wild game; and wild birds that are hunted for human consumption), farmed game (farmed ratites and farmed land mammals), small wild game (wild game birds and lagomorphs living freely in the wild) and large wild game (wild land mammals living freely in the wild).