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Requiring nutrition labels for meat and poultry

Published: Mar. 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 26, 2012 at 9:44 PM CDT
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You know all the nutrition facts you see on everything from soup to cereal, well now it's time for meat to step up and get stamped. The Department of Agriculture is now requiring nutrition labels on 40 of the most popular cuts of beef and poultry.  This is so that customers will understand what they're getting in terms of calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, vitamins, and carbs.

Dr. Elizabeth Hagen said, "They want to be able to make well informed choices and they want to be able to do that with information that's quick and easy to understand."

Now shoppers can do side-by-side calorie comparisons of things like chicken breasts and pork tenderloin -- before taking it home to their families for dinner.

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