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Article | November 30, 2004
Nutrient-content label claims
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a final rule permitting nutrient-content claims on labels of multi-service “meal-type” and “main-dish” meat and poultry products.
Such claims had been allowed only on single-serve packages.
The rule adopts FDA’s and the Department of Health and Human Services’ definitions of “meal-type” and “main-dish.” The nutrient-content claims of the multi-serve products will be based on 100 grams rather than the serving size. “Meal-type” and “main-dish” products must contain not less than 40-gram portions of food from at least two of the four food groups such as bread fruit meats and milk. “Meal-type” products must weigh at least 10 oz per serving and “main-dish” products at least 6 oz per serving.
The final rule took effect November 30 2004.
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