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AMI Urges Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to Consider Important Meat, Poultry Nutrition Benefits; Says Sustainability is Outside Scope of Charge.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

(American Meat Institute)Meat and poultry products are important and rich sources of highly bioavailable micronutrients and inclusion of meat and poultry products in the diet can prevent well-documented vitamin deficiencies, according to comments AMI submitted yesterday to the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

The committee requested comments on sodium reduction and food safety as well as sustainability, an issue that AMI said is clearly outside the committee’s charge and beyond its expertise.

To read AMI's full press release, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/display/ReleaseDetails/i/98096

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