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Guidance Table

Table 2I

Game Meat Products

Potential ingredient or other food-related chemical hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Raw Game Meat 1 Not Ground Game Meat Refrigerated & Frozen Heavy metals 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 Heavy metals Ground Venison, Ground Rabbit, Ground Alligator
Game Meat Products 3a Processed Game Meat Products Shelf-Stable Heavy metals,Industrial chemicals,Unapproved colors & additives Buffalo Jerky, Alligator Jerky, Venison Salami, Ostrich Stick
Game Meat Products 3b Processed Game Meat Products Refrigerated Heavy metals,Industrial chemicals,Unapproved colors & additives 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 Heavy metals,Industrial chemicals,Unapproved colors & additives Bison Sausages, Venison Patties, Wild Boar Meatballs, Bison Meatloaf, Buffalo Jerky, Kangaroo Jerky, Bison Frankfurters, Venison Salami, Ostrich Stick