Meat processors wishing to participate in the venison donation program must register with MDA prior to accepting any deer for donation. To be eligible for the program, the processor must:
Once registered, the processors will receive copies of the appropriate forms to complete as they receive carcasses and process donations. Processors are eligible to receive $70 per deer processed for donation. Proper documentation must be submitted to MDA to receive reimbursement.
Proper Documentation includes the following:
Approve packaging materials included but are not limited to:
Note: Each individual package must be appropriately labeled. Labeling of only the outside box or container is not permitted.
*If a firm attended the educational training session in 2008 they have met the requirement.
Dairy & Food Inspection Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org