Q & A - What Are Unapproved Animals?
Q - What does it mean if a restaurant gets shut down for 'unapproved animals'? Is venison an 'approved animal'.
A - A facility could be shut down if they were using meats from an unapproved source such as wild game from a local hunter or meat from a non USDA inspected facility. Venison (deer) is raised like cattle and goes through a USDA inspection, which means can be from an approved source. So that's the route to go if you want to serve venison.