US Agriculture Secretary to expand nutrition labelling

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman proposes to expand
nutrition labelling for meat and poultry to include fat, calorie,
and cholesterol information,...

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman proposes to expand nutrition labelling for meat and poultry to include fat, calorie, and cholesterol information, MeatNews.com reported this week. Meat and poultry products may soon be required to bear expanded nutrition labels, including information about fat, calorie, and cholesterol content. The U.S. secretary of Agriculture proposes to make the current voluntary labeling regulation mandatory because less than 60 per cent of companies are voluntarily providing the information. The proposed rule would require additional nutrition information on single ingredient meat and poultry products such as steaks and pork tenderloin. Multi-ingredient products such as sausage and luncheon meat are subject to comparable requirements already.

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