The Future of Nutrition Labels: Making It Easier to Be Portion-Savvy
The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 required nutrition information to be on packaged foods only. So, why do some items not need a label? What are the laws set by the FDA and USDA?
The government is finally establishing more label laws. A mandatory meat nutrition label, due to go in effect Jan. 1, 2012, was pushed back until March 1, 2012 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. This rule will concern 40 of the most popular cuts of all “single-ingredient muscle cuts and ground meat and poultry products.” The label will include calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, iron and total carb content.