PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL ACTIONS IN COURTS OF RECORD
PARTIES TO ACTIONS
5-338. Immunity of donors of wild game meat. (1) A donor of wild game meat for free use by a charitable organization is immune from civil or criminal liability arising from an injury or death attributable to the nature, age, condition or packaging of the donated wild game meat if the injury or death is not a result of the gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of the donor and the donated wild game meat is prepared and packaged by a commercial butcher, commercial slaughterhouse, commercial meat processor or similar entity subject by law to regular state or federal inspection and licensing.
(2) A charitable organization that receives, distributes or serves donated wild game meat is immune from civil or criminal liability arising from an injury or death attributable to the condition of the meat if:
(a) The charitable organization uses appropriate food storage and handling equipment to provide for the safe and sanitary storage and/or service of the wild game meat;
(b) The charitable organization accepts only wild game meat prepared and packaged by a commercial butcher, commercial slaughterhouse, commercial meat processor, or similar entity subject by law to regular state or federal inspection and licensing;
(c) The charitable organization inspects the donated wild game meat in a reasonable manner and finds it to be apparently fit for human consumption at the time of distribution or service;
(d) The charitable organization has no actual or constructive knowledge at the time the wild game meat is distributed or served that it is adulterated, tainted, contaminated, or would be harmful to the health or well-being of a person eating it; and
(e) An injury or death caused by eating the wild game meat is not a proximate cause of the gross negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of the charitable organization.
(3) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Charitable organization" means a nonprofit organization that is exempt from taxation under the provisions of sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
(b) "Donor" means a person, retailer, commercial butcher, commercial slaughterhouse, commercial meat processor, or similar entity under state supervision, and the Idaho fish and game department in its capacity as a donor of unlawfully taken or unclaimed wildlife pursuant to section 36-1304, Idaho Code.
(c) "Wild game meat" means any raw, cooked, processed, or prepared edible meat from a game animal killed in the wild and used or intended for use in whole or in part for human consumption and which is exempt from the inspection requirements of the federal wholesome meat act; provided however, that wild game salami may not be donated. Wild game meat shall not be considered "adulterated" as that term is defined in chapter 1, title 37, Idaho Code, and IDAPA 16.02.19, merely because the meat is the product of a game animal killed in the wild and not slaughtered by a butcher in a state or federally regulated food processing establishment. Wild game meat shall be considered "wildlife" as that term is used in IDAPA 16.02.19, and shall be handled, prepared and served accordingly if the charitable organization is a food establishment as defined in the rules.
[5-338, added 2000, ch. 263, sec. 1, p. 739; am. 2006, ch. 94, sec. 2, p. 267.]