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Guidance Table

Table 3I

Game Meat Products

Process-related biological, chemical, and physical hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Raw Game Meat 1 Not Ground Game Meat Refrigerated & Frozen Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Metal 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 Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Metal Ground Venison, Ground Rabbit, Ground Alligator
Game Meat Products 3a Processed Game Meat Products Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to poor formulation control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Buffalo Jerky, Alligator Jerky, Venison Salami, Ostrich Stick
Game Meat Products 3b Processed Game Meat Products Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to poor formulation control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal 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 Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to poor formulation control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Bison Sausages, Venison Patties, Wild Boar Meatballs, Bison Meatloaf, Buffalo Jerky, Kangaroo Jerky, Bison Frankfurters, Venison Salami, Ostrich Stick