Wild Game Meat
Food safety information on deer, farm-raised game, rabbit, bison, and other game meats.
Food safety in wild game:
- Safe Handling of Wild Game Meats
Clemson University Fact sheet that includes information on care in the field and kitchen. Attention: Non-MDH link
Food safety in deer in Minnesota:
- Savor the deer hunt—keep the venison safe
Field dressing and transporting, care in the kitchen, freezing game properly, and canning game meat. University of Minnesota Extention Services. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Field to Fork: Field Dressing Deer with
Food Safety in Mind (PDF: 396 KB/2 pages)
Proper Field Dressing, Transportation and Processing, Donating hunter-harvested deer in Minnesota, and Chronic Wasting Disease Information for Hunters. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Attention: Non-MDH link
Wild game dinners in restaurants and other food businesses:
- Wild Game Dinners
Wild game dinners have been held for many years in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health developed guidelines in 1985, which were later incorporated into the Minnesota Food Code.