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Sources—Game animals (2009 FDA Food Code 3-201.17).

(1) If GAME ANIMALS are received for sale or service they must be:
(a) Commercially raised for FOOD and:
(i) Raised, slaughtered, and processed under a voluntary inspection program that is conducted by the agency that has animal health jurisdiction; or
(ii) Under a routine inspection program conducted by a regulatory agency other than the agency that has animal health jurisdiction; and
(iii) Raised, slaughtered, and processed according to:
(A) LAWS governing MEAT and POULTRY as determined by the agency that has animal health jurisdiction and the agency that conducts the inspection program; and
(B) Requirements which are developed by the agency that has animal health jurisdiction and the agency that conducts the inspection program with consideration of factors such as the need for antemortem and postmortem examination by an APPROVED veterinarian or veterinarian's designee;
(b) Under a voluntary inspection program administered by the USDA for GAME ANIMALS such as exotic animals (reindeer, elk, deer, antelope, water buffalo, or bison) that are "inspected and APPROVED" in accordance with 9 C.F.R. 352 Exotic Animals; Voluntary Inspection of rabbits that are "inspected and certified" in accordance with 9 C.F.R. 354 Voluntary Inspection of Rabbits and Edible Products Thereof.
(2) A GAME ANIMAL may not be received for sale or service if it is a species of wildlife that is listed in 50 C.F.R. 17 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03230, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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