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New federal nutrition labels required for 40 popular cuts of meat
Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 29, 2010 | P.J. Huffstutter

Posted on 12/29/2010 1:54:45 PM PST by La Enchiladita

Coming soon to a grocery store near you: Those nutrition labels slapped on everything from cereal to soda pop will soon be required on packages of meat.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday morning that the new rule, slated to start Jan. 1 of 2012, requires that 40 of the most common cuts of poultry, pork, beef and lamb include labels that disclose to consumers the total number of calories, the number of calories from fat and the total grams of fat and saturated fat.

...The rule will apply to whole cuts of meat and poultry, including boneless chicken breast, tenderloin steak, and ground or chopped meat such as hamburger or turkey, said officials for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: burgercheeseburger; cheeseburger; cheeseburgerfries; cigarettes; deepfat; doubledouble; goodngreasy; labelling; meat; regulation; usda; wagya4only100pound; whiskey; wildwildwimmin
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"We know what is best for you." Higher prices, among other things.
1 posted on 12/29/2010 1:54:50 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
I think we should make up a label for these food fascists and give them a recall notice.
2 posted on 12/29/2010 1:58:17 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I’m from the government and I’m here to help................


3 posted on 12/29/2010 1:58:35 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: La Enchiladita
This is so stupid in so many ways. How do they know how the meat is going to be prepared? Big difference between a Steak Diane and a plain grilled fillet, which is actually pretty good for you.
4 posted on 12/29/2010 1:58:55 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: jonrick46

I know where I’d stick it.....................


5 posted on 12/29/2010 1:59:27 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: colorado tanker

I guess they think we'll all be eating Steak Tartar from now on, what with the price of oil going up and the dollar value going down and the light bulbs and the rats........................

6 posted on 12/29/2010 2:01:39 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: colorado tanker

If you eat it and you live, it’s okay.
If you don’t, oh well....
That system has always worked fine.


7 posted on 12/29/2010 2:04:37 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: La Enchiladita
The only thing on a label that means jack squat to me is if it says: "produce/product of the U.S.A". After that it is I that will decide what to consume. Preferably a fillet Mignon, rare, baked potato, extra sour cream and real butter, salad/bleau cheese dressing, garlic bread AND desert-preferrably chocolate something with whipped cream.

I need no help with anything other than the origination. (which I hope is apparent) LOL

8 posted on 12/29/2010 2:06:59 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

and when we ignore the labels will the bastards require us to sign a release saying we understand the ramifications of eating too much red meat and we could be disqualified from ObamaCare?


9 posted on 12/29/2010 2:09:10 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jonrick46

We need far more comprehensive nutrition labels on bottled water. I don’t believe it has 0 calories and 0 fat.

I also think they should provide nutrition labels for all forms of alcoholic beverage. I’m curious to know how much protein may be found in 4 ounces of Bacardi.

We also need nutrition labels on all fruit and vegetables. I mean, we have to peel off those teeny stickers from our apples; let’s just have one huge label that’s easier to remove. And darn it! I WANT EVERY SINGLE GREEN BEAN LABELED!

Now as for meat, ARE THEY KIDDING? Gram for gram, the nutritional content of every cut of meat and every animal will be completely different because, animals are like snowflakes.

You could have one pound of rump roast have one set of values and another pund from a different cow be very different.


10 posted on 12/29/2010 2:09:40 PM PST by apoxonu
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To: Outlaw Woman

You just made me real hungry.


11 posted on 12/29/2010 2:10:06 PM PST by dforest
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To: La Enchiladita
We need to find a way to regulate the regulators.
12 posted on 12/29/2010 2:14:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Red Badger

That’s makin’ me really hungry Badge!


13 posted on 12/29/2010 2:21:33 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: massgopguy

I’ll sign...........just show me the dotted line. And after my signature there will be a FU in the same tradition as: II, III. IV etc. :)


14 posted on 12/29/2010 2:23:32 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: apoxonu
You could have one pound of rump roast have one set of values and another pund from a different cow be very different.

Heh, heh, you said rump roast! Heh, heh...


15 posted on 12/29/2010 2:24:37 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: indylindy

Yes indeed....it’s just a damn shame that we FReepers are so spread out as I cook a very mean steak...with all the blessed trimmings. MMM MMM MMM and THAT is for the steak and NOT Barack Insane Obama!


16 posted on 12/29/2010 2:26:55 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“We need to find a way to regulate the regulators.”

Agree, this is just another excuse for more bureaucratic control over out lives and ever higher taxes. The government wants us to be informed consumers but not informed citizens.


17 posted on 12/29/2010 2:28:53 PM PST by Starboard
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To: colorado tanker

Uh oh.

You just kicked an ant hill.

So now it will come with strict instructions on how it is to be prepared with that familiar: “ It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in any manner inconsistent with its
labeling”


18 posted on 12/29/2010 2:32:57 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon

Hey, I saw you put that bearnaise sauce on that steak! Now, you scrape that right off! I'm watchin' you!

19 posted on 12/29/2010 2:40:37 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
We need to find a way to regulate the regulators.

Actually the regulatory agencies need to just go away. I can't think of a single one that's worthwhile. Free enterprise and the unbridled marketplace works just fine.

20 posted on 12/29/2010 2:51:24 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: Starboard

Looks to me like yet another bunch of bureaucrats went and put themselves on the Federal Agency To Be Deleted List.

...we can either do this the easy way, or we will just have to do it the HARD way......


21 posted on 12/29/2010 2:53:33 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (752 and a wakeup)
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To: Outlaw Woman
I decide what to consume. Preferably a rare filet Mignon, baked potato, extra sour cream and real butter, salad/bleau cheese dressing, garlic bread AND desert-preferably chocolate with whipped heavy cream.

Looks healthy to me.

How bout some wings and ribs on the side?

This'll drive the food Nazis nuts. Garlic bread blanketed with bacon salt.

22 posted on 12/29/2010 2:55:15 PM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Brain scans. Most of ‘em would fail.


23 posted on 12/29/2010 3:05:58 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Liz

mmmm.! yes that will do quite nicely. :) !!


24 posted on 12/29/2010 3:34:31 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: La Enchiladita
This was one of the comments made over at the LA Times below this story:

FINALLY SOMEONE IS DOING THEIR JOB. THIS WILL HELP US ALOT WITH NO MORE SURPRISES. THIS WILL MAKE ME , NEIGHBORS,AND MY FRIENDS TO STAY HEALTHY. I DON;T KNOW WHAT TAKE THEM SO LONG TO MAKE NEW RULES, IS IT NEW LEADERSHIP?

Posted by: LEXUSRY | December 29, 2010 at 01:02 PM

Morons, freaking morons like this applaud. And probably ESL to boot, judging by the grammar.

25 posted on 12/29/2010 3:34:33 PM PST by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks La Enchiladita.
26 posted on 12/29/2010 3:43:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: La Enchiladita

How will they know what percentage of a cut of pork or chicken or tenderloin steak is un less they cut it all out or off or cook it down first?


27 posted on 12/29/2010 3:50:38 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Here is your regulator!


28 posted on 12/29/2010 3:56:35 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: colorado tanker

Are we going to have to slap a label on that cow?


29 posted on 12/29/2010 3:58:38 PM PST by jimpick
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To: La Enchiladita

The Heart Attack Grill, home of the Double Bypass Burger:

http://www.heartattackgrill.com/


30 posted on 12/29/2010 3:58:56 PM PST by iowamark
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To: La Enchiladita

How in the hell did this get by the Dept of Agriculture? Will they have to put labels on live cattle at the auction?

An egg is an egg. Beef is beef. Milk is milk. A grapefruit is a grapefruit. If you sell something just as God made it, why label it?

Using their logic, we’ll put MSDS sheets on firewood next.


31 posted on 12/29/2010 4:00:04 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I remember being in my favorite wine and cheese place after the first set of regs came into play and the cheesemonger almost forgot to add the nutrition label to the brie I was buying.

I don’t eat that one anymore. I found one with a higher fat content.


32 posted on 12/29/2010 4:02:02 PM PST by PrincessB ("if government X-rays are anything like the photos the DMV takes for your license, count me out" A.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Hi there. I just got back from the market where I bought a half-dozen old fashioned DONUTS. I didn’t read the damn label. Can’t wait to have these with my steaming hot COFFEE in the morning.


33 posted on 12/29/2010 4:06:22 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: La Enchiladita

“steaming hot COFFEE”

Good lord your dangerous! You be careful you crazy nut job.


34 posted on 12/29/2010 4:09:24 PM PST by jimpick
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To: colorado tanker; apoxonu

Speaking of COWS ... and RUMPS....

Wow, the First Heifer is in no position to tell ME to diet!!


35 posted on 12/29/2010 4:10:24 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: PrincessB

Have you tried the triple-cream brie from Trader Joe’s?
If you do, you won’t look back or be able to eat anything less.
DAYUM, that’s good!!


36 posted on 12/29/2010 4:13:19 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: jimpick

I know, I know.
I can’t seem to find my sunflower seeds when I need them.
Oh well....


37 posted on 12/29/2010 4:14:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: SunkenCiv; All

YOU are welcome.

Remember this great scene from “Sleeper?”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070707/quotes?qt0231370

“Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.”
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.”


38 posted on 12/29/2010 4:21:01 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: La Enchiladita

Sounds wonderful....I’ll be over :)


39 posted on 12/29/2010 4:25:30 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: La Enchiladita

That’s the one!!!!!


40 posted on 12/29/2010 4:29:12 PM PST by PrincessB ("if government X-rays are anything like the photos the DMV takes for your license, count me out" A.)
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To: La Enchiladita

If it’s not spilling out both sides of the rind, I don’t buy it....


41 posted on 12/29/2010 4:30:46 PM PST by Eepsy
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To: jimpick

42 posted on 12/29/2010 4:33:10 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: La Enchiladita

And the line about cigarettes, be sure to really inhale, get the smoke deep into your lungs.


43 posted on 12/29/2010 4:37:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: La Enchiladita

What’s so sick about this crap is that the state of Alabama was so concerned that much of the IMPORTED FISH coming into the state was tainted because fedzilla was testing less than 2% of the imports. They set up their own testing lab and are REJECTING ABOUT 50% of the imported fish due to CONTAMINATION. (Surprise: Most of it comes from ASIA!!!!

You suppose fedzilla would devote more resources to keeping citizens safe from THAT? But NOOOOO. They do chit like this instead.

God help us all.


44 posted on 12/29/2010 4:48:10 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: La Enchiladita

“the number of calories from fat and the total grams of fat and saturated fat.”

Would like to see that label slapped on all the fatsos in the federal bureaucracy. Those fat boys and girls are one stair climb away from strokes and heart attacks.


45 posted on 12/29/2010 4:52:07 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: La Enchiladita

Not one more regulation until the Federal Government provides labeling which describes how much pork is in every bill.


46 posted on 12/29/2010 4:54:25 PM PST by LA Conservative (Defeat the Demogogic Party)
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To: Dick Bachert

We’re in bad shape, Dick, I’m tellin’ ya.
Someday, there will be nothing to choose from but tofu, quinoa, soymilk, sprouts and WORSE at the grocery store.
In other bad news, Frito-Lay, yes the originators of FRITOS (my favorite chip) have announced they are changing all their products to ALL NATURAL ingredients. They are having a problem with the taste tests, however....


47 posted on 12/29/2010 4:55:34 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: La Enchiladita

I’m vegan, no sodium, no caffeine, for health reasons. Nutrition labels have been very helpful to me. For example, the difference between Shredded Wheat and Shreddies is that the latter has been loaded with sugar and salt. Did you know that all seafood contains cholesterol? Hardly anyone reads the nutrition labels, but for those few who do, they should be there. For a free marketer like me, government should be restricted to defense, police, weights and measures and ... nutrition labels ... and few other things.


48 posted on 12/29/2010 5:03:41 PM PST by Kennard (io)
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To: Kennard

> Did you know that all seafood contains cholesterol?

Gee, and you figured all that out without a multi billion dollar agency slapping a label on it. - Seriously, that thinking is part of the problem in this country.

My God, did you know that there is cholesterol in eggs? My God!


49 posted on 12/29/2010 5:12:06 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Kennard
Did you know that all seafood contains cholesterol?

Yes, but did you know there is "good" cholesterol as well as "bad" cholesterol, and when cholesterol is found in nature -- as in egg yolks -- both are found therein, as well as substances such as lecithin which help to break down the cholesterol.

50 posted on 12/29/2010 5:14:47 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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