Nutrition Label in Effect
March 2, 2012
Following a two-month delay, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service's rule requiring nutrition labeling for most single-ingredient, raw meat and poultry products went into effect Thursday.
The new rule expands the agency's oversight of meat and poultry products beyond those with added ingredients. Now both ground meat and ground poultry must carry a nutrition label.
In November, the agency announced that it was delaying the effective date of the rule from Jan.1 to March 1 to ensure that industry had adequate time to comply with the requirements of the final rule.