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FSIS Proposes Revisions to Nutritional Fact Panel for Meat and Poultry Products

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to align them with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final nutrition regulations, which were published on May 27, 2016. FSIS is also proposing to update the list of nutrients that are required or permitted to be declared and is providing Daily Reference Values (DRVs) and Reference Daily Intake (RDI) values that are based on current dietary recommendations from consensus reports.

In addition, FSIS is proposing to revise the format and appearance of the Nutrition Facts label; amend the definition of a single-serving container; require dual-column labeling for certain containers; and update and modify several reference amounts customarily consumed. Finally, FSIS is proposing to consolidate the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products into a new Code of Federal Regulations part. The Meat Institute intends to submit comments, which are due by March 20, 2017.

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