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AMI Supports Mandatory In-store Nutrition Information for Fresh Meat and Poultry Products in Comments to FSIS

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today called for mandatory nutrition information in supermarkets for cuts of fresh meat and poultry products.
Citing meat’s positive nutrition profile and consumers’ interest in healthy diets, AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle said the information would help consumers make informed purchases.
"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.”
In 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.

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