Over the past few years the number of approved game handling establishments has risen meaning more of us are subject to the FSA and its rules.

The FSA have pushed all the meat industry sectors to improve and are now aiming at us. We will be holding meetings shortly with the FSA to begin an improvement plan. In order to get a good balance of views, we need a wider membership.

We do talk to other stake holders and have a varied membership, but a bigger group would cover most issues. An increase in membership will give us the opportunity to discuss any changes with confidence and with industry backing. The membership fee of £100.00 per year is not excessive, and most work done is unpaid.