Bison Farms is committed to maintaining the highest standards in food
processing safety. All our meat is Wisconsin state inspected. To learn more about how bison
is inspected, please visit the
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Safe handling of bison
Handle bison meat the same as any other type of meat. After selecting your
meat, place it in a plastic bag to contain any leakage that could cross
contaminate other foods. Refrigerate immediately and use within 3 to 5
days, or freeze. Continuously frozen bison will be safe indefinitely, but
anything frozen loses flavor after about six months. The safest ways to
defrost bison are:
*in the refrigerator
*in a bowl of cold water
*in the microwave
Never defrost on the counter or in other locations. To defrost in
cold water, leave the meat in its airtight packaging. Submerge the package
in a bowl of cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes so it
continues to thaw.
Since bison is very lean, it will cook faster than other red meats. In
general, bison should be cooked using lower heat (325 F). Braising or
other moist cooking methods are recommended for bison roasts and steaks.
Just remember not to overcook bison.