Nutritional Information (Meat)

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Nutrition Labeling

Title 9 Code of Federal Regulations Regarding Nutrition Labeling
Access federal regulations regarding nutrition labeling citations 317.300 – 317.400.

Nutrition Labeling of Single-Ingredient Products and Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products | PDF(Dec 29, 2010)
FSIS Final Rule to amend the Federal meat and poultry products inspection regulations to require nutrition labeling of the major cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat and poultry products, unless an exemption applies.

  • Nutrition Information Charts (Updated Sep 27, 2011) In order to assist retail stores that sell meat and poultry products to post point-of-purchase nutrition information, FSIS has created downloadable charts for printing.These charts show nutrition information for the major cuts of meat and poultry. Retail stores are welcome to download, print, display and/or distribute them to consumers in close proximity to the relevant foods in the stores. The list of food items with nutrition information reflects the updates published in the Federal Register of December 29, 2010.
  • Chicken & Turkey | Poster (30″ x 38.5″; 5.22MB; PDF Only)
  • Beef & Veal | Poster (30″ x 38.5″; 5.39MB; PDF Only)

Carbohydrate Labeling Statements
FSIS statement of interim policy on Carbohydrate labeling statements.

Food Labeling: Nutrient Content Claims, Definition of the Term: “Healthy” (Jan 11, 2006; PDF Only)
FSIS final rule announcing that its regulations will continue to provide that individual meat and poultry products bearing the claim “healthy” (or any other derivative of the term “health”) must contain no more than 480 milligrams (mg) of sodium; and that meal-type products bearing the claim “healthy” (or any other derivative of the term “health”) must contain no more than 600 mg of sodium.

Food Standards: Requirements for Substitute Standardized Meat and Poultry Products Named by Use of an Expressed Nutrient Content Claim and a Standardized Term (Jun 10, 2005; PDF Only)
Final rule amending the Federal meat and poultry products inspection regulations to establish a general definition and standard of identity for standardized meat and poultry products that have been modified to qualify for use of an expressed nutrient content claim in their product names.

FSIS Statement of Interim Labeling Guidance: Statements About Omega Fatty Acid Contents on the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products | PDF (Jul 11, 2007)
This policy documents that factual statements of the amount of omega-3 fatty acids per serving expressed either as the number of milligrams per serving or the number of grams per serving on labeling are acceptable.

FSIS Statement of Interim Labeling Guidance: The Labeling of Factual Statements on Nutrients in Meat and Poultry Products PDF (Sep 10, 2009)
This policy provides guidance on how factual statements can be declared for nutrients in a serving of meat or poultry product when the nutrients come from a food that is produced or fortified under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the purpose of improving the overall nutritional profile of the finished food.

Nutrition Labeling – FSIS Regulated Foods | PDF (Jun 15, 2006)
PowerPoint presentation on the essential requirements for nutrition labeling on meat, poultry, and egg products.

Nutrition Labeling: Nutrient Content Claims on Multi-Serve, Meal-Type Meat and Poultry Products (Oct 1, 2004; PDF Only)
Final rule amending the nutrition labeling regulations to change the definition of “meal-type” products to allow for nutrient content claims on multiple-serve food containers, to adopt the definition of “main dish” used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to define how meal-type products and main dishes should be nutrition labeled.

Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition provides information to consumers on the final FDA trans fat labeling rule.

Use of USDA MyPyramid Reference on Meat and Poultry Labeling and Whole Grain Claims (Oct 14, 2005; PDF Only)
FSIS provides interim policy guidance on the use of references to USDA’s MyPyramid and associated dietary guidance on the labeling of meat, poultry, and egg products.

See Also: Claims Guidance

Last Modified:  April 23, 2012

Source: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/Nutrition_Labeling/index.asp

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