New Game Meat Processing Facility to Start Full Operations in Nagano

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Tokyo, May 8 (Jiji Press)--A new game meat processing facility equipped with a traceability system covering the entire process from capturing wild animals and birds to processing and selling their meat is set to start full operations in the central Japan city of Nagano in July.

The move is aimed at promoting the consumption of game meat, which will in turn contribute to the prevention of bird or animal damage to crops as well as to regional development.

The 350-million-yen facility is capable of processing meat from 1,000 deer and wild boars a year.

In the past, wild animals, caught by hunting clubs, were brought to facilities that received approval from public health centers.

The use of the new facility, equipped with refrigerators and other equipment, will significantly increase the supply of game meat and improve hygiene conditions.

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