Skip to comments.USDA requires nutrition labels for 40 cuts of meat
Posted on 12/30/2010 10:02:58 AM PST by Nachum
The rule will apply to raw and single-ingredient major cuts of meat and poultry, including boneless chicken breast, tenderloin steak and ground meat such as hamburger or turkey. It will go into effect in 2012.
Coming soon to a grocery store near you: nutrition labels, like the ones seen on soda pop and potato chips, slapped on packages of raw ground meat and chicken breasts.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that a new federal rule will require 40 of the most commonly purchased cuts of poultry, pork, beef and lamb to carry labels that disclose a variety of information to consumers.
Slated to go into effect Jan. 1, 2012, the rule will require meat producers to disclose the total number of calories, the number of calories that come from fat, and the total grams of fat and saturated fat. The labels also must include details about protein, cholesterol, sodium and vitamins in the product, according to federal officials.
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But little disclosure of Fannie, Freddie or FHA loan portfolios and risk to taxpayers.
Makes a lot of sense.
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Requiring disclosure I’m fine with. I think that’s a legitimate function of govt in the free market.
Now if we could also apply that in every area and all levels of govt, and the Federal Reserve, just for fairness sake.
So this label will be on the front of the package? So we won’t be able to see the quality of the meat? What will be the unintended consequences of this one?
Why not just post the data on the USDA website, and let anyone who’s interested call up the URL?
Members of Congress need to wear a warning label. That goes for the liberal media too.
Agreed. I don’t have a problem with requiring companies to disclose the content of food products. This isn’t really policing the content of food ... it is allowing the consumer to police his own diet if he so chooses.
More damned government intervention.
That is true ... but, it is easier to adjust nutritional content due to cooking techniques when you have a baseline to start with.
I don’t have a problem with disclosure requirements for companies that sell food — but, those requirements have limits. The company cannot be expected to disclose information for alterations made after the sale (i.e. frying raw chicken), but I find nothing conceptually wrong with requiring disclosure of the content at the time of sale.
I’d rather know what they are putting in the chicken at the Tyson Plant that advertises DEATH TO AMERICANS in their restrooms. Oprah & PETA has educated us all, whether we wanted it or not, on the evils of eating meat, fish, pork, or anything else that moves.
This won’t make me any healthier, but it will make meat more expensive. The government doesn’t care about the American public, it just runs amuck.
Find a farmer going grass/natural fed, minimum antibiotics, buy a freezer.
Spilt 1/2 or 1/4 of a Cow and or Pig.
Find Butcher that will process it for you and they do not add all the USDA stamps etc.
Thumb your nose at Obamafood...
Oh yes .. the food NAZIs.
Buy a hunting license....Kill 2-3 deer (during deer season), butcher or have it butchered...Buy no beef.
Deer and other wild game mostly eat what they were intended to eat...They aren’t force fed growth hormones or any chemical additives...Their food is, and therefore they are, natural.
All I want to know is what country it is from and is it hormone free and expire date. Any other info is useless.
Large supermarket chains will switch to deeper and narrower polystyrene packages to limit the available viewing area of the meat behind the labels.
This will be done to minimize discoloration and is more cost effective than the use of dyes on the top side of the meat. (more cost effective due to labor costs as compared to the dye costs)
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