Any reason not to eat Kangroo offal?

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  1. pilotsh

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    Just wondering since kangaroo is gaining popularity as a lean red meat (and is now exported to 55 countries), if any one has heard of reasons why you can't eat kangaroo offal (like heart, liver, kidneys, etc), like that of other animals like pork, chicken etc. if you cook it properly (ie over 60c/140f)?
     
  2. mike9

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    I don't see why not.
     
  3. brianshaw

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    It might be worth asking an aboriginal person. I’m sure they are on the internet somewhere. Somehow I can’t believe that they would waste the guts.
     
  4. flipflopgirl

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    Farm raised or harvested from the wild?

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  5. maryb

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    Heart and liver would probably be fine... I draw the line at kidneys in any form!
     
  6. mike9

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    @maryb - I make venison heart and kidney pie every year . . . unless they are shot to hell then I use beef hearts and kidneys.
     
  7. pilotsh

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    wild
     
  8. flipflopgirl

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    My only hesitation would be the possibility of consuming an animal that may be carrying a disease.
    Other than that no problems.

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  9. chefwriter

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    I would find a definitive answer before eating. Only because early arctic explorers found out the hard way you can't eat polar bear liver because it contains an enormous amount of vitamin A. A very small amount will cause terminal vitamin A toxicity in humans.
    Kangaroo liver is probably fine but you are wise to check first.
     
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  10. flipflopgirl

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    Great example.

    mimi
     
  11. chrislehrer

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    I asked and received the following reply:
    "Regulations prevent sale of kangaroo offal for human consumption."
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    John Kelly / Executive Officer
    [email protected] / 0417 585 163

    Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia
    www.kangarooindustry.com
     
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  12. cheflayne

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    Did they elaborate at all? Got me really curious.
     
  13. flipflopgirl

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    Well damn... now I gots to get me some!
    mimi
     
  14. chrislehrer

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    That was the whole email, I'm afraid.