Our hunting organisations are dinosaurs compared with those elsewhere in Europe – and even in many ways compared with those in the USA and Canada.
As Waitrose consider rewording their health warning on their packs of game meat on sale in their stores (see here and here) they should glance at the advice on consumption of lead-shhot game given by the European Hunting Federations (FACE) on this website.
Here is the very prominent advice:
Game meat shot with lead ammunition can contain levels of lead which put frequent consumers, women of childbearing age especially who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, and children at risk.https://www.leadammunitionguidance.com/lead-ammunition-in-game-meat
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Joint Food and Agriculture Organisation/World Health Organisation Expert Committee on Food Additives state that there are no safe thresholds when it comes to consumption of lead (EFSA, 2010).https://www.leadammunitionguidance.com/lead-ammunition-in-game-meat/
Shouldn’t Waitrose take notice of the acceptable FACE of hunting?