Young rabbits or fryers should have tender, fine-grained and bright pearly pink colored flesh. Roasters, or mature rabbits will have firm and coarse grained flesh that is slightly darker in color and less tender. The fat may be more creamy in color than that of a young rabbit.
Refrigerate at 40°F or below. Use within 2 days or freeze at 0°F.
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USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service