The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing a change to the nutrition labeling requirements for meat and poultry.
The amendment will bring nutrition labels in line with the recent changes finalized by the Food and Drug Administration for nutrition labels. The FDA-approved changes to nutrition labels are based on the most recent dietary recommendations.
The proposed changes to meat and poultry labeling include: updating the list of nutrients that are required or permitted to be declared; providing updated daily reference values and reference daily intake values to match current dietary recommendations; and amending the labeling requirements for foods specified for children under the age of four, pregnant women and lactating women.
The FSIS is also proposing a revision to the format and appearance of the Nutrition Facts label, amending the definition of a single-serving container and requiring dual-column labeling for certain containers.
The proposed changes can be viewed under the “Regulations and Policies” tab at https://www.fsis.usda.gov.