The disclosure is only for animal food products that can be served raw or undercooked. Menu items that will always be heated to kill all disease-causing germs will not require a disclosure. For example, chicken that is only served fully cooked (to the required internal temperature) should not be noted under the consumer advisory.

Other menu items that do not need a disclosure include foods made with pasteurized egg products and foods treated using approved special processes (i.e., smoking or curing).