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Nutrition labeling for meat becomes mandatory
The Chart - CNN Health ^ | February 29, 2012 | Leslie Wade, CNN Medical Producer

Posted on 03/05/2012 4:09:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The next time you shop at the grocery store, you may see something new– nutrition labels on meat. The same types of labels you already find on other foods.

In 1993, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made nutrition labeling voluntary for many types of raw meats. The labeling becomes mandatory on Thursday.

The new rule affects all ground meat and poultry and 40 of the most popular cuts of meat in the United States such as chicken breasts, steaks, pork chops, roasts, lamb and veal. If the nutrition facts are not on the package, as in the case of some larger cuts of meat, look for posters or signs at the meat counter for this information.

"It's the kind of information that consumers are asking for and we just think it's about helping people make their own best choices by having the information that they need," says Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Undersecretary for Food Safety at the USDA.

These labels or posters include listings of total calories, calories from fat, levels of saturated fat, protein, cholesterol, sodium and iron. In addition to showing the lean content for a particular meat, such as "90% lean," labels must now also include the fat percentage, in this example "10% fat."

"The information can also be used to comparison shop among products. If a consumer is concerned about total calories or saturated fat, for example, they can compare and contrast products and possibly make a selection based on the nutrient content of the food," says Registered Dietitian Heather Mangieri, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

And she adds that the best cuts of meat are those that provide "the best nutrient bang for our calorie buck."

(Excerpt) Read more at thechart.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Government; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: foodlabeling; meat; meatlabeling; nannystate; usda

1 posted on 03/05/2012 4:09:40 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Do we really need this?

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 03/05/2012 4:11:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

More regulation = higher prices

Welcome to Obama’s America


3 posted on 03/05/2012 4:13:23 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“90% lean,” labels must now also include the fat percentage, in this example “10% fat.”

Because people are too stupid to subtract 90 from 100 to get 10? Insane.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 4:14:38 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: absalom01

Too bad A&P went out of business, they had the best meat. Matter of fact, they use to advertise it. As I recall it read.....A&P, you can’t beat our meat.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 4:16:40 PM PST by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I can just see cattle with different nutritional labels on their sides...they will never have the same nutritional ...from one to the next


6 posted on 03/05/2012 4:18:20 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"It's the kind of information that consumers are asking for and we just think it's about helping people make their own best choices by having the information that they need," says Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Undersecretary for Food Safety at the USDA.

Bull$hit. When was the last time any rational person was "asking" for anything the government stuffed down their throats. Well, except for asking by the way they vote. As in "You're really asking for it now!"

7 posted on 03/05/2012 4:18:31 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All

It started with Cigarettes..


8 posted on 03/05/2012 4:18:45 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I can just see cattle with different nutritional labels on their sides...they will never have the same nutritional ...from one to the next


9 posted on 03/05/2012 4:19:08 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
OMG, yes. Without Nanny McFee, you are too stupid to breathe.

(see tagline)

10 posted on 03/05/2012 4:26:32 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Didn’t Rush get in trouble for labeling meat?


11 posted on 03/05/2012 4:28:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Didn’t Rush get in trouble for labeling meat?

Post of the month!!

12 posted on 03/05/2012 4:30:05 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: KevinDavis

In Michigan you can carry a gun on school property but its illegal to smoke a cigarette there.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 4:30:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Go figure..


14 posted on 03/05/2012 4:38:35 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: shadeaud
Similar sign in the window of Johnson's Butcher Shop: You may beat my prices but you can't..

15 posted on 03/05/2012 4:38:41 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Eric Holder's people have to be provided mindless, meaningless bureaucratic jobs with which to lord it over non-Eric Holder's people.

It's all part of the reparations/redistribution busienss.

16 posted on 03/05/2012 4:48:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Do they identify what drugs and hormones were administered to the animal? That’s what I would like to know. And I would like to know what kind of food the animal was fed.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 4:48:59 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In addition to showing the lean content for a particular meat, such as "90% lean," labels must now also include the fat percentage, in this example "10% fat."

Labeling to accommodate those who are weapons grade stupid.

18 posted on 03/05/2012 4:51:05 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: cripplecreek

“In Michigan you can carry a gun on school property but its illegal to smoke a cigarette there.”

That one sentence sums up everything you need to know about what has happened to this country.

Handy though-—if someone lights up a cig the antis can shoot the offender stone,cold dead.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 5:11:21 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears
Handy though-—if someone lights up a cig the antis can shoot the offender stone,cold dead.

LOL just doing my civic duty officer.
20 posted on 03/05/2012 5:19:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nope we don’t need it..

Just another label to ignore and laugh at.

Thanks for the ping :)


21 posted on 03/05/2012 5:38:56 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lots of protein, no carbs, and some fat——no labels necessary for anyone with a brain.

Oh, wait....


22 posted on 03/05/2012 5:41:51 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Nutrition labeling for meat becomes mandatory

Neat!

That will make the deer easier to see when they're slippin' through the brush.

23 posted on 03/05/2012 6:26:40 PM PST by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep. We are helpless without our gubmint masters.

Nobody knows that a juicy T Bone steak has fat and cholesterol. We need the wiser and cooler heads of public serpents to tell us.

Just like Sandra Fluke and her friends need taxpayers to chip in 75 cents for a condom. Apparently sex with them is not worth 3 quarters for a rubber at CVS. That’s what she basically announced to the world.

They can’t survive without big gubmint.


24 posted on 03/05/2012 7:03:42 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh dayum! LMBO!! Good one!


25 posted on 03/05/2012 7:53:30 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 03/05/2012 8:15:21 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: KevinDavis
It started with Cigarettes..

I remember that. First the government demanded that cigarette manufacturers put the total tar and nicotine content on the packs and advertisements.

Then the tobacco companies blended tobaccos to maintain consistent tar and nicotine content in their brands.

Then the Government sued them for "manipulating" the nicotine content in their products to keep people addicted...

Here we go again. No one I know has completely quit food for long and lived to tell about it. Cold turkey is going to be a b*tch.

Maybe they'll develop a patch...

27 posted on 03/05/2012 10:14:26 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bump


28 posted on 03/06/2012 4:30:05 AM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You may laugh now, but the day is coming when they’ll demand meat products be labeled with a picture of the slaughtered animal on it, like some countries mandate putting pictures of cancer patients and diseased lungs on cigarette packs.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:19:41 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Smokin' Joe; All
No they will go into our kitchens to approve the "correct" amount of meat to eat.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 4:09:31 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: KevinDavis
No they will go into our kitchens to approve the "correct" amount of meat to eat.

Too much of that, and 'long pork' could end up on the menu somewhere...

Betta than Soylent Green, its Barbecued!

(oh, /s....)

31 posted on 03/06/2012 9:34:09 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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