Meat Labels: Nutrition Labeling Required

After more than a decade in progress, nutrition labels are now required on ground meat and poultry packages, and on or near major cuts sold in supermarkets.  The rule became effective March 1, 2012.

While nutrition labels have been required on processed meat and poultry for many years, the requirement to include labels on fresh, single-ingredient meat and poultry products will be of value to consumers.

Patrick Boyle, president of the American Meat Institute notes that “This valuable information will be offered more widely and will provide a pleasant nutrition surprise to many meat and poultry consumers.”