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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) implemented mandatory retail labeling regulation in order to provide consumers with nutritional information on single ingredient, raw meats. The two-part regulation applies to both ground and whole muscle proteins, including beef, pork, chicken, turkey and lamb. National Beef® shares the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) opinion that this allows further market one of the most nutrient packed proteins available.
For a complete list of nutritional information, cooking recommendations and primal source, view National Beef's Retail Beef Cuts Poster.
All ground beef products must have an FSIS-compliant Nutritional Facts Panel placed on the package when it leaves the store, unless your operation has proof of an exemption. There are several options for obtaining nutritional information on ground beef, including
The Beef Checkoff's Nutritional Labeler. You can also order National Beef's compliant-ready Ground Beef labels with a complete lean and fat statement, for shipping directly to your store.
Major muscle cuts of single ingredient, raw meat must have nutritional information presented near the point of sale or a Nutritional Facts Panel placed on the package. For the complete list of proteins that are required to post this information, click here.
You can download POS materials released by FSIS, or create your own posters on The Beef Checkoff's Nutritional Labeler, complete with nutrition information for beef, pork, turkey or lamb. You can also order National Beef's compliant ready Retail Beef Cuts Poster, which include cut images and instructions.
POS Order Page
For more information call your sales representative at 1-800-449-BEEF or visit:
FSIS for the official documentation and helpful information on compliance.
The Beef Council’s Beef Retail Website for easy access to nutritional and compliance information.
The USDA Standard Reference 25 Nutritional Database
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