| ||This Standard (AS 4464:1997) applies to the production for human consumption of products derived from wild animals and birds killed in their natural environment. It contains the minimum requirements of hygiene in harvesting, transport, processing, packaging and storage, to assure a safe and wholesome product. Provision is made for small animals such as hare and game birds presented whole.|
The Standard does not apply to production of products from animals or birds unable to roam free, herded or kept under supervision, nor to processing game animals into processed meat products. It does not apply to birds presented for sale eviscerated and without feathers. Generally, it does not apply to 'captured game' which can have detailed antemortem inspection prior to slaughter. However, possum presented live are included within this Standard.