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USDA: Pure Meat Must|Carry Nutrition Label

WASHINGTON (CN) - All major cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat and poultry products sold to consumers must have a nutritional label showing the number of calories and the grams of total fat and saturated fat the product contains, according to the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The labeling requirement also applies to chopped meat and poultry products either with or without added seasonings, such as sausage and pre-marinated products.

Ground meats currently may carry a "low fat" label if the total fat content of the product is below a threshold determined by the agency, and the new rule would allow products that do not meet this threshold to be labeled with a percentage statement of the fat content of the product in the same lettering and size as the "low fat" label.

The label either may be attached to the meat's packaging or be posted on signage at the point of purchase.Click the document icon for this regulation and others.

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