Government Affairs

Single Ingredient Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a final rule that requires retailers to include nutrition labeling for single-ingredient muscle cuts and ground meat and poultry products.  Under the rule, ground meat and poultry products must have the nutrition labeling applied to the retail package, except with limited exemptions for small packages and small businesses.  For muscle cuts of meat and poultry, individual packages may be labeled with nutrition information or nutrition information may be displayed to consumers in a poster or sign in close proximity to the food.  Retailers need to provide nutrition information to consumers only on major cuts as classified by USDA.  FMI worked with USDA to create a poster that will allow retailers to comply with the labeling rule.