The American Meat Institute (AMI) today called for mandatory nutrition information in supermarkets for cuts of fresh meat and poultry products.
positive nutrition profile and consumers’
interest in healthy diets, AMI President and
CEO J. Patrick Boyle said the information would
help consumers make informed
"Meat and poultry companies have
provided nutrition information about their
products for the past decade," Boyle said.
“We support providing the same kind of
information about fresh cuts at the
point-of-purchase in supermarkets.”
comments submitted to FSIS today, AMI supported
the agency’s proposal to mandate nutrition
information for fresh cuts of meat and poultry
at the point-of-purchase (i.e. supermarkets),
but expressed concerns about the cost and
accuracy of on-package nutrition labeling for
ground or chopped, single-ingredient raw meat
and poultry products. AMI supports the
continued use of percent fat/percent lean
labeling on ground products.
To read a copy
of AMI’s comments to FSIS, visit: http://www.meatinstitute.org/Template.cfm?Section=Labeling&NavMenuID=135&template=TaggedContentFile.cfm&NewsID=420.
AMI Supports Mandatory In-store Nutrition Information for Fresh Meat and Poultry Products in Comments to FSISTuesday, July 17, 2001