Alongside this, the proliferation of wild animals led the country’s farmers to lose an estimated €137 million in 2016, half of which was attributed to deer and boars alone.
The Japanese government has encouraged the hunting of these animals for several years, yet only 10% of the meat from the 1 million animals hunted is actually consumed. As a result, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has recently announced the creation of a system to certify Japanese game meat for the archipelago’s nearly 500 processing facilities.
A quality label and logo will be granted to processing facilities that meet the many health, hygiene and safety standards imposed by the Ministry.
es par le ministère.