Thursday, July 25, 2013

Transporting Wild Game Meat in Plastic Bags

Bruce from Phoenix, Arizona wrote in:

While watching your de-boning video, we noticed that after packing the meat in deer bags, you do not also cover them with plastic bags before you start transporting the meat.
Is there a reason for this? We were concerned about dust

Thanks for the question Bruce.

Putting warm meat into plastic bags is not a good practice. After the body heat has evaporated and dissipated from the meat it's okay, but I would refrain from putting it in plastic while the carcass is still warm. Warm meat in plastic bags will sour very quickly.

I know what you mean about the dust. The cotton bags will catch a lot of it and the rest can be trimmed off during final processing. It's much better to lose a little than potentially lose it all.

Good luck this fall!

"The Meat Man"
Brad Lockwood  

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