Ok, here’s a scenario…..
I’ve just shot two deer cleanly and humanely and proceed with the grallochs. Having done the first one which was let’s say a clean neckshot, I’ve inspected the entire animal and contents as required and I’m happy that all is well and there is no sign of disease or ‘contamination’. There is a small amount of blood on my knife and gloves which I decide not to clean or change before proceeding with thenext animal!!!
The next animal is also deemed as fit for the food chain despite being gralloched with a ‘used’ knife and gloves. (Notice I haven’t used the word contaminated as neither deer has been classed as such!)
The deer are then placed in the same carcass tray touching each other. They are then hung in the same chiller together, possibly touching.Then the game dealer collects and throws them in the van together. The butcher chops them up on the same board and then puts pieces of each animal into the same sausages and pies!
Has ‘cross contamination’ occurred at any stage???