USDA To Require Nutrition Labels for Meat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that it will require 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products to feature Nutrition Facts panels on their package labels by January 1, 2012.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Wednesday that it will require 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products to feature nutrition facts panels on their package labels by January 1, 2012.

The panels will include the number of calories in each product, as well as grams of total fat and saturated fat. Products that include a lean percentage statement, such as "76% lean", will also be required to list fat

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