North Dakota Processors Opt Out Of Donation Programs

From DL Online:
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New regulations concerning venison donations by meat processors have led many area processors to stop their donation programs. . . .

With ground venison off the list of approved products, [Lakes Processing owner Brad] Bachmann said that a lot of effort goes into preparing more stew meat.

He said that it’s too labor intensive.

Another problem that is affecting processors is that they have to hold a deer carcass in their freezers for several days if a sample is taken to a centralized location to be X-rayed, Bachman said.
"We don't have a lot of locker space," Bachmann said. "It would jam us up, so we couldn't feasibly do it."_