The US Department of Agriculture has announced that, as of 2012, packaged meat will need to be labeled with nutritional statistics including calories, calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein and vitamin information. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, "I think it is appropriate for us to provide as much concrete information to consumers as we possibly can, without overwhelming them." [USA Today]
Nutritional Labels for Meat
by Paula Forbes
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