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"Lean" on Labels: What It Now Means

"Lean" on Labels: What It Now Means

The use of the term "Lean" on Food Labeling has a new, expanded meaning as announced recently by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Under the new rule, labels on meals-on-the-go (such as burritos, pizza rolls, egg rolls, and sandwiches) can carry the word lean if the items have less than 8 grams total fat, 3.5 grams or less saturated fat and less than 80 milligrams of cholesterol per amount customarily consumed (140 grams).

Before this rule change, the nutrient content claim of lean was limited to seafood and game meat products, as well as to meal and main dish products.

Why the change? In the recent news release:

The FDA acknowledges that meals-on-the-go have made their way into consumers' diets as a convenient meal option. With controlled nutrient and portion size, these foods serve a useful purpose in assisting consumers in selecting a diet that is consistent with recommended U.S. Dietary Guidelines...

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cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Iean Cuisines are tasty, but so full of sodium i don't think it is worth it... 'm all in.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 10 years
I love lean Cuisines. We eat them when we don't feel like cooking. so I eat them a lot! LOL
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I buy lean cuisine. I buy it for when I dont have time to cook because in terms of frozen food its not the worst thing you can have. It keeps me from going and getting fast food. I usually only buy it when its on sale
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