Products: FAQs

  1. Do you have gluten-free options?
  2. Are your products supplied oven ready?
  3. Do your products come with cooking guidance?
  4. How long will game meat keep for?
  5. Do your products contain shot?
  6. Is Lead-Shot Game Safe?
  7. What are the ingredients of your various stuffings and processed products?

 

Do you have gluten-free options?

Yes, we have a range of gluten-free options. Our boned and stuffed birds, including the three bird and two bird roasts (or ballotines), have a choice of stuffings including a gluten free pork based stuffing. The same applies to our venison sausage, where there is a gluten free (rice based) option. Just click on the option that you prefer on the relevant product page.

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Are your products supplied oven ready?

Yes, our team of expert butchers prepare the meat so there is no need for you to deal with fur and feathers. If you would like small game birds and animals in the fur and feather (that is to say untouched by our hands), there is an option on each of the relevant product pages including pheasant, partridge, wild duck, woodcock, woodpigeon, rabbit and hare.

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Do your products come with cooking guidance?

Our goose and game roulade are delivered with a cooking guide.  For all our other products we have tried to provide cooking guidance and tips on each product page on our website.  You can also visit the recipe section of our site for cooking inspiration. 

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How long will game meat keep for?

The shelf life of all our products is indicated on each product page.  All our products have a use by date on their packaging.

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Do your products contain shot? 

All our meat in the game meat and game bird categories may contain some shot or shot fragments, as they are culled by hunters using shotguns or rifles. The only exception is squirrel, which is humanely trapped. In most cases the shot is not found in the meat, as shotgun pellets normally rest in the bone or the internal cavity and bullets usually travel right through the body. Shot is made from copper, steel, tungsten, bismuth or lead.


Is Lead-Shot Game Safe?

The Wild Meat Company pays close attention to all research relating to the use of lead ammunition and are satisfied that our customers should not be concerned about eating game that has been shot with lead.  

We firmly believe that if you choose your game wisely and ensure it is properly prepared for cooking, healthy adults should have no concerns about eating game shot with lead. Further information can be found via the link below.

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What are the ingredients of your various stuffings and processed products?

Chicken

Free Range Chicken Cumberland Sausage - Gluten Free

Chicken (77%), water, gluten free rusk, (Dehydrated Potato Granules, Rice Flour, Salt, Dextrose), potato starch, salt, spices, emulsifier (E 450 (i)), preservative SODIUM SULPHITE(E 221), antioxidant (E 300, E 330), spice extracts ( White pepper, Ginger), herb extracts (Marjoram, Parsley, Sage), CELERY EXTRACT.

Filled into natural pork casings

Free Range Chicken Cumberland Burger - Gluten Free

Chicken (77%), water, gluten free rusk, (Dehydrated Potato Granules, Rice Flour, Salt, Dextrose), potato starch, salt, spices, emulsifier (E 450 (i)), preservative SODIUM SULPHITE(E 221), antioxidant (E 300, E 330), spice extracts ( White pepper, Ginger), herb extracts (Marjoram, Parsley, Sage), CELERY EXTRACT.

Free Range Chicken Smoked Chilli & Paprika Sausage - Gluten Free

Chicken (77%), water, gluten free rusk, (Dehydrated Potato Granules, Rice Flour, Flour, Salt, Dextrose), potato starch, salt, chipotle chillies (0.56%), smoked paprika (0.56%), spices, emulsifier (E450(i)). PRESERVATIVE SODIUM SULPHITE (E 221), antioxidants (E 300, E 330). spice extrtacts (Paprika, Smoked chilli, Ginger), herb extracts, CELERY EXTRACT.

Filled into natural pork casings.

Free Range Chicken Smoked Chilli & Paprika Burgers - Gluten Free

Chicken (77%), water, gluten free rusk, (Dehydrated Potato Granules, Rice Flour, Flour, Salt, Dextrose), potato starch, salt, chipotle chillies (0.56%), smoked paprika (0.56%), spices, emulsifier (E450(i)). PRESERVATIVE SODIUM SULPHITE (E 221), antioxidants (E 300, E 330). spice extrtacts (Paprika, Smoked chilli, Ginger), herb extracts, CELERY EXTRACT.

Pork

Pork Chipolatas

Pork (83%),PINHEAD RUSK (WHEAT FLOUR, salt, E535 anticaking agent, raising agent E505-ii ), water,salt, RUSK (contains WHEAT FLOUR, salt, yeast),dextrose, stabiliser E451,preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221, flavour enhancer E621, acidity regulator E301, spices, herb and spice extracts, colour E120 , natural lamb casings

Pork Sausages

Pork (83%), PINHEAD RUSK (WHEAT FLOUR, salt, E535 anticaking agent, E505-ii processing aid), water, salt, rusk (contains wheat flour, salt, yeast),dextrose, stabiliser E451,preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221, flavour enhancer E621, acidity regulator E301, spices, herb and spice extracts, colour E120, natural hog casings 

Pork Sausagemeat

Ingredients: Pork (83%); Pinhead rusk (contains WHEAT flour ;salt and yeast); water;dextrose; stabiliser E451;preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221; flavour enhancer E621; acidity regulator E301; spices; herb and spice extracts; colour E120;

Venison

Venison Chipolatas

Venison (80%),PINHEAD RUSK (WHEAT FLOUR, salt, E535 anticaking agent, raising agent E505-ii ), water,salt, RUSK (contains WHEAT FLOUR, salt, yeast),dextrose, stabiliser E451,preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221, flavour enhancer E621, acidity regulator E301, spices, herb and spice extracts, colour E120 , natural lamb casings

Venison Sausages

Venison (80%),PINHEAD RUSK (WHEAT FLOUR, salt, E535 anticaking agent, raising agent E505-ii ), water,salt, RUSK (contains WHEAT FLOUR, salt, yeast),dextrose, stabiliser E451,preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221, flavour enhancer E621, acidity regulator E301, spices, herb and spice extracts, colour E120 , natural hog casings

Gluten Free Venison Sausages

Venison (80%), rice flour, salt, stabiliser E464, dextrose, emulsifiers E451, E450, preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221, spices and spices extracts, flavour enhancer E621, herb extract, colour E120, water, natural hog casings

Venison Burgers

Ingredients: Venison (898%);  rusk(WHEAT FLOUR); salt; E503 raising agent; salt; cornflour; onion; soya protein; E621 , dextrose; SODIUM SULPHITE E221 preservative; E301 antioxidant; herb and spice extracts; E120 colour .

We use mainly fallow deer  for as this species is most abundant locally to us however we can sometimes use red deer meat as this species is less abundant.

Wild Boar

Wild Boar Sausages

Wild boar (80%), PINHEAD RUSK (WHEAT FLOUR, salt, E535 anticaking agent, raising agent E505-ii ), water, salt, RUSK (contains WHEAT FLOUR, salt, yeast),dextrose, stabiliser E451,preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221, flavour enhancer E621, acidity regulator E301, spices, herb and spice extracts, colour E120, natural hog casings

Gluten free Wild Boar Sausages

Wild boar (89%), rice flour, salt, stabiliser E464, dextrose, emulsifiers E451, E450, preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221, spices and spices extracts, flavour enhancer E621, herb extract, colour E120, water, natural hog casings

Wild Boar Burgers

Wild boar (89%), rusk (WHEAT FLOUR, salt, E503 raising agent, salt, cornflour, onion, SOYA PROTEIN, E621 flavour enhancer, dextrose,preservative SODIUM SULPHITE E221 , E301 antioxidant, herb and spice extracts, E120 colour

Wild Boar Sausagemeat

Wild boar (79%), salt, RUSK (contains WHEAT FLOUR, salt, yeast),dextrose, stabiliser E451 preservative SODIUM SULPHITEE221, flavour enhancer E621, acidity regulator E301, spices, herb and spice extracts, colour E120

Stuffings

Apple and Ginger Stuffing

Apricot, apple and ginger stuffing without pork: BREADCRUMBS, apricot (17%), rusk, apple (10%), vegetable oil, onion, ginger (1%), sage, basil, WHOLE FREE RANGE EGG, garlic

Mushroom and Garlic Stuffing

Gluten free Mushroom and garlic stuffing: Wild Boar 775%, mushrooms 4% Gluten free rusk (Dehydrated Potato, Rice Flour, Salt, Dextrose)Salt, spices, potato starch , citrus fibre, herbs, garlic powder, preservative E221 (sodium SULPHITE) colour E120, For allergens; see ingredients in bold.

Apple and Raisin Stuffing

Gluten free apple and raisin stuffing: Wild Boar (63%), apple (water citric acid) (17%), raisins (5%), water, rice flour, salt, stabilizer E464,dextrose, emulsifiers, E461 E450, preservative E221 (sodium SULPHITE) spices and spice extracts, flavour enhancer E621, herb extract, colour E120

Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Apple and cranberry without pork: BREADCRUMBS, cranberries (11%), apple (7%), sugar, red onion, vegetable oil, herbs, salt, roasted garlic, pepper and ginger

 

Apricot, Orange and Rosemary Stuffing

Apricot, orange and rosemary stuffing without pork: BREADCRUMBS,  apricots, rusk, vegetable suet, onion, apple, orange peel, sugar, rosemary, natural flavouring and garlic

Orange and Thyme Stuffing

Orange and thyme stuffing gluten free: Pork 63%, Cooked oranges 17%, Water, Thyme, Rice flour, salt, stabilizer (E464), herbs, spices, onions, flavour enhancer (E621), preservative sodium SULPHITE (E221) and emulsifiers (E451i, E450i)

Plum and Ginger Stuffing

Gluten free Plum and ginger stuffing: Wild Boar 77.5%, Plums 4% Gluten free rusk (Dehydrated Potato, Rice Flour, Salt, Dextrose)
Salt, spices, potato starch , citrus fibre, herbs, ginger powder, preservative E221 (sodium SULPHITE) colour E120,

Garlic and Herb Marinade

Vegetable oil partially hydrogenated (rapeseed), spices,(garlic, pepper, paprika, parsley, curcuma) dextrose, salt, natural flavorings (garlic, lemon) 

BBQ Marinade

Tomato puree, water, sugar, black treacle, spirit/wine vinegar, modified maize starch: acetylated distarch adipate E1422, salt, onions, thickener: xanthan gum E415, smoke flavouring, garlic, preservative: potassium sorbate E202, spices

Ginger, Chili and Lime Marinade

Vegetable fat hydrogenated (rape seed, palm), salt, bell pepper, dextrose, garlic, onions, chili, ginger, spices, natural flavouring, acid: citric acid E330, lemon peel, herbs

Kiev Marinade

Vegetable fat hydrogenated (rape seed, palm), garlic, salt, pepper, herbs, spice extracts

 

Bacon

Smoked/Unsmoked Bacon

Pork (98%),Salt,Demerara Sugar,Preservatives(e250,e252)

Wild boar (98%),Salt,Demerara Sugar,Preservatives(e250,e252)

 

Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies

 

Homemade Venison Pie
Suffolk Venison with Red Wine Gravy in Handmade butter enriched short crust pastry with an egg glaze
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Venison (25.6%), Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Venison Stock (Venison Bones, Water, Onion, Carrot, CELERY, Salt, Black Pepper, Bay, Thyme) Butter (MILK), Lard, Carrot, CELERY, Onion, Red Wine (6.39%) (SULPHITES),Cocoa, Rapeseed Oil, Cornflour, Molasses, Salt, Garlic, Spices, Herbs, Free Range EGG

 

Homemade Venison & Ale Pie
Suffolk Venison with Adnams Ale Gravy
in Handmade butter enriched short crust pastry with an egg glaze
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Venison(24.7%), Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Stock (Venison Bones, Water, Onion, Carrot, CELERY, Salt, Black Pepper, Bay, Thyme) Adnams
Bitter (9.26%) (Malted BARLEY), hops, yeast, water),Carrot, CELERY, Onion, Butter (MILK), Lard, Cocoa, Cornflour, Molasses, Red Wine Vinegar, Rapeseed Oil, Yeast Extract (BARLEY), salt, vegetable juice concentrate, (CELERY),Salt, Garlic, Herbs, Spices, Free Range EGG

Homemade Venison, Stout & Chestnut Pie
Suffolk Venison & Chestnuts with Adnams Blackshore Stout Gravy in Handmade butter enriched short crust pastry with an egg glaze
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Venison (24.9%), Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Stock (Venison Bones, Water, Onion, Carrot, CELERY, Salt, Black Pepper, Bay, Thyme) Stout (9.34%) (Malted BARLEY), hops, yeast, water), Chestnuts (6.23%), CELERY, Onion, Butter (MILK), Lard, Cornflour, Molasses, Rapeseed Oil, Yeast Extract (BARLEY), salt, vegetable juice concentrate, (CELERY),Salt, Garlic, Herbs, Spices, Free Range EGG

Homemade Wild Boar, Cider & Apple Pie
Forest of Dean Wild Boar with a Suffolk Cider, Apple & Cream sauce,
in handmade butter enriched short crust pastry with an egg glaze
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Wild Boar (24.4%), Wheat Flour (WHEAT) Cider (12.2%), Cream
(MILK), Apples (6.09%), Onions,CELERY, Butter (MILK), Lard, Water,
Onion, Cornflour, Rapeseed Oil, Fresh Parsley, Salt, Sugar, Herbs, Spices, Free
Range

Homemade Pheasant & Chestnut Pie
Suffolk Pheasant & Chestnuts with a Cream & Sage sauce, in handmade
butter enriched short crust pastry with an egg glaze
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Pheasant (24.2%), Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Cream (MILK),
Chestnuts (6.05%), Onions, CELERY, Stock (Water, Onion, CELERY,
Carrot, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper), Butter (MILK), Lard, Water, Cornflour,
Fresh Sage, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Sugar, Pepper, Free Range EGG.
May contain shot & small bones.

Homemade Partridge & Pear Pie
Suffolk Partridge & Pears with a Cream & Madeira sauce, in handmade butter enriched short crust pastry with an egg glaze
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Partridge (24.6%),Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Pears(6.14%),
Cream (MILK), Onions, CELERY, Stock (Water, Onion, CELERY,
Carrot, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper), Butter (MILK), Madeira Wine (6.14%)
(SULPHITES),Lard, Water, Rapeseed Oil, Cornflour, Fresh Parsley, Salt,
Herbs, Spices, Free Range EGG.
May contain shot & small bones.

 

Homemade Venison & Pork Sausage Roll
Seasoned Suffolk Venison & Blythburgh Free Range Pork, wrapped in handmade butter enriched rough puff pastry
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Venison Mince (20.7%) Blythburgh Free Range Pork Mince (20.7%),Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Butter (MILK), Lard, Water, Breadcrumbs (WHEAT), Onion, Salt, Dried Garlic, Herbs, Spices,Free Range EGG.

 

Homemade Wild Boar Sausage Roll
Seasoned Forest of Dean Wild Boar with Wild Garlic in Handmade Rough Puff Pastry
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Wild Boar Mince (43.6%), Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Butter (MILK), Lard, Water, Breadcrumbs (WHEAT), Onion, Wild Garlic, Salt, Spices, Free Range EGG

Homemade Muntjac Merguez Sausage Roll
Suffolk Muntjac Venison & Blythburgh Free Range Pork seasoned with aromatic North African Spices wrapped in handmade butter enriched rough puff pastry
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Venison Mince (20.3%), Blythburgh Free Range Pork Mince (20.3%), Wheat Flour (WHEAT), Butter (MILK), Lard, Water, Breadcrumbs (WHEAT), Onion, Salt, Garlic, Herbs, Spices, Free Range EGG
(Contains Chilli < 1500 SHUs)

 

Pheasant & Free Range Pork Sausage Roll
Seasoned Suffolk Pheasant & Blythburgh Free Range Pork in handmade Rough Puff Pastry
Produced in Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ingredients: Pheasant (20.2%), Blythburgh Free Range Pork Mince
(20.2%), Wheat Flour (), Butter (), Lard, Water, Breadcrumbs (), Onion, Salt, Lime Juice (), fresh herbs, spices, Free Range EGG
May contain traces of shot.

 

For allergens see ingredients in BOLD

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