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Guidance Table

Table 1I

Game Meat Products

Potential ingredient or other food-related biological hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Raw Game Meat 1 Not Ground Game Meat Refrigerated & Frozen Campylobacter spp.,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp.,Trichinella spiralis Bison Steak, Deer Shoulder, Alligator Steak, Bear, Antelope, Caribou, Elk, Moose, Reindeer, Wild Boar, Snake, Rabbit, Squirrel, Beaver, and Birds (Pheasant, Grouse, Quail, Wild Turkey, Wild geese)
Raw Game Meat 2 Ground Game Meat Refrigerated & Frozen Campylobacter spp.,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp.,Trichinella spiralis Ground Venison, Ground Rabbit, Ground Alligator
Game Meat Products 3a Processed Game Meat Products Shelf-Stable C. perfringens,Campylobacter spp.,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp.,S. aureus,Trichinella spiralis Buffalo Jerky, Alligator Jerky, Venison Salami, Ostrich Stick
Game Meat Products 3b Processed Game Meat Products Refrigerated C. perfringens,Campylobacter spp.,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp.,L. monocytogenes,S. aureus,Trichinella spiralis Bison Sausages, Venison Patties, Wild Boar Meatballs, Bison Meatloaf, Buffalo Jerky, Kangaroo Jerky, Bison Frankfurters, Venison Salami, Ostrich Stick
Game Meat Products 3c Processed Game Meat Products Frozen C. perfringens,Campylobacter spp.,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp.,L. monocytogenes,S. aureus,Trichinella spiralis Bison Sausages, Venison Patties, Wild Boar Meatballs, Bison Meatloaf, Buffalo Jerky, Kangaroo Jerky, Bison Frankfurters, Venison Salami, Ostrich Stick