Foodfacts.com has learned that the USDA announced that the agency will require that nutritional information such as calories, total fat and saturated fat be labeled for 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products.
Under the proposed rules, packages of ground or chopped meat and poultry will carry nutrition facts panels on their labels whereas whole, raw cuts of meat and poultry will also have nutrition facts panels either on their packages or available for shoppers at the point-of-purchase.
The rules were so proposed, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, that consumers can make informed decisions when they consider following the government’s Dietary Guidelines.
In addition to nutrition information such as calories, total fat and saturated fat, a lean meat statement will also be listed for all meat products on their labels.
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