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April 2011 Issue

Coming Soon: Nutrition Facts on Meat and Poultry

The lack of nutrition facts can be frustrating when you’re shopping for the healthiest cuts of fresh meat or poultry, since the government does not require nutrition information to be listed on these product packages. But this is about to change. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will require nutrition labels—including number of calories and grams of total and saturated fat—on the 40 most popular raw meat products, effective January 1, 2012.

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