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In 2012, Meat Will Be Labeled With Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Fact Labels to Meet Meat Products

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new nutrition labeling system for meat products. Starting on Jan. 1, 2012, 40 of the most common cuts of pork, poultry, beef, and lamb will list the typical nutrition facts. Calories, calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, sodium, protein, cholesterol, and vitamins will be found on each cut of meat; if they are not readily listed, they will be available for consumers when purchasing. With the government's focus on fighting obesity, this law comes as no surprise. It's another way of informing carnivores about the meat they eat.

What do you think of the news? Do you read nutrition labels?

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