Carry out post-mortem inspection activities (wild game)

URN: IMPMP309
Business Sectors (Suites): Meat and Poultry Processing
Developed by: Improve
Approved on: 01 Jan 2019

Overview

This standard is about the skills and knowledge needed for you to carry out post-mortem inspection activities in wild game. Carrying out postmortem inspection activities in wild game is important to the production of a final product that meets organisational and regulatory requirements. This standard applies to all activities in relation to the carrying out of post-mortem inspections on the carcass and offal of the main species of wild game. You will need to be able to: • carry out inspections of the carcass and offal of each designated species of wild game • follow procedures for detention, partial rejection and total rejection of carcasses and offal • make a range of judgements with regard to specific conditions and carry out any further designated action relevant to the species of wild game • record and report reasons for rejections • carry out health marking according to regulatory requirements This standard is for you if you work in food manufacture and/or supply operations and are involved in carrying out post-mortem inspection activities (wild game).


Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Prepare to carry out post-mortem inspections of wild

game

  1. wear and use personal protective equipment required when

    carrying out pre-slaughter inspection activities in accordance with

    regulatory standards and organisational requirements

  2. check availability and cleanliness of equipment and work area

  3. access regulatory and organisational specifications and standard

    operating procedures

    Carry out post-mortem inspections of wild game

  4. recognise normal and abnormal wild game meat, determine the

    significance of public and animal health, animal welfare, and

    recognise the limitations of post mortem inspections and take

    appropriate action

  5. carry out inspection/s of edible and inedible offal in accordance

    with the requirements of legislation

  6. carry out inspection/s of carcasses in accordance with legislation

  7. follow specified procedures for detention, the partial rejection and

    the total rejection of offal and carcass meat

  8. make judgements with regard to specific conditions and follow the

    detailed instructions contained in current regulations

  9. collect and communicate inspection results

  10. collect samples and information pertaining to notifiable diseases

  11. carry out a final check for the effective removal of specified risk

    material

    Complete and record post-mortem of wild game

  12. check that the wild game meat to which the health mark is being

    applied is eligible to be marked in the manner intended

  13. apply the health mark in a manner that ensures it is clearly legible

    and meets regulatory requirements

  14. check the health mark stamp issued is retained in your

    possession at all times during the period of issue and handled in

    accordance with security procedures

  15. identify any non-compliance with organisational food safety

    management procedures

  16. take appropriate action to address non-compliance and work

    within the limits of your responsibility


Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. why it is important to wear and use personal protective equipment

    required when carrying out pre-slaughter inspection activities

    1. the required form of presentation of wild game carcasses and offal

    for inspection

    1. the method of inspection as required by regulations

    2. the significance of public, animal health and animal welfare, and

    the limitations of post mortem inspections

    1. the basic principles of diseases including zoonotic and notifiable

    diseases

    1. the basic outline of anatomy, physiology and pathology of wild

    game

    1. the procedures for detention, partial rejection and total rejection of

    carcasses and offal

    1. the judgements with regard to specific conditions and the detailed

    procedures applicable to specific conditions

    1. the importance, purpose and the method of carrying out the final

    check for the effective removal of specified risk material

    1. the importance of, reasons for, and the method of reporting and

    recording the reasons for rejection of wild game carcass meat and

    offal

    1. carry out health marking in accordance with regulatory

    requirements

    1. what constitutes non-compliance under the terms of regulations

    2. the appropriate action to be taken when non-compliance is

    identified


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Version Number

2

Indicative Review Date

01 Jan 2024

Validity

Current

Status

Original

Originating Organisation

Improve

Original URN

impmp309s, impmp310k

Relevant Occupations

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies, Plant and Machine Operatives, Process Operatives, Process, Plant and Machine Operatives

SOC Code

5433

Keywords

Game; Post mortem; Inspection; Offal; Carcass; Rejection