USDA issues rule for nutrition labelling

by Editor
Monday, December 21, 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it will solicit further public comments on the proposed rule, “Nutrition Labelling of Single-Ingredient Products and Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products.” The rule is designed to help families make more informed decisions when purchasing and consuming meat and poultry products by requiring nutrition labelling of major cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat and poultry products.

This supplement to the proposed rule responds to all comments received on the January 18, 2001, proposed rule and requests additional comments on policies for which there were significant differences of opinion.

On January 18, 2001, FSIS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register entitled, “Nutrition Labelling of Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products and Single-Ingredient Products” (66 FR 4969). Because of the length of time since the publication of the proposed rule, FSIS is providing the public an opportunity to comment on this supplemental proposed rule. FSIS also welcomes comments on relevant issues for which there is new evidence since the proposed rule was issued.

Comments on the proposed rule must be received by February 16, 2010. Comments can be sent to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 5601 Sunnyside Ave, Room 2-2127, Beltsville, Md. 20705; or through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at