Gray & Adams stand-alone game larders are specifically designed for the storage of game for the commercial game supplying industry and are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. As of 1st January 2006, it became a legal requirement for commercial game suppliers to use a larder to store large game at 7oC or below and small game at 4oC or below, within a reasonable time after culling.
Because, in-skin and skinned carcasses must be separated to avoid contamination within the storage area, the larders usually contain two compartments, consisting of a preparation area and a chilled storage area. The entrance to the larder leads into the preparation area and a separate exit door is through the rear of the chilled section. This complies with health and safety legislation which states that hung game cannot be brought back through the preparation area.
The preparation area includes a sink with hot and cold water taps. The cold water is connected to the mains supply and hot water is supplied from a water heater. Stainless steel cutting tables are located in this compartment, along with a winch for lifting game. Meat rails for hanging carcasses run through from the front to the rear. An insulated bulkhead and door separates the compartments and the rear of the larder is refrigerated for storing the game on meat rails at the appropriate temperature.
As with the other refrigerated storage options from Gray & Adams, game larders are very rigorously designed to incorporate all relevant health and safety features to comply with UK food storage legislation.
The Gray & Adams game larder is bespoke designed to suit individual requirements. Like the Gray & Adams cold store, game larders are built using the same five-element panels that are used in the Gray & Adams trailer, which are non-porous and easily cleaned and which provide reliable temperature control. Other safety features, such as non-slip floors, insecticutors and internal lighting systems are also included.