22 Jul '11, 1pm

New Green Cuisine: USDA Proposes New Meat Labels - Cuts of meat and poultry are often injected with sodium solutions...

New Green Cuisine: USDA Proposes New Meat Labels - Cuts of meat and poultry are often injected with sodium solutions...

As the USDA puts it: "Currently, raw meat and poultry products that contain added solutions such as water, teriyaki sauce, salt, or a mixture thereof may have the same name on their labels as products that do not contain added solutions. For example, a single-ingredient chicken breast and a chicken breast with added solution both may be labeled as 'chicken breast,' even though one package contains purely chicken breast and one may be comprised of 60 percent chicken breast and 40 percent solution. While the label of the chicken breast with added solution must state that it contains solution, consumers may not notice such information if it is not a part of the product's name. An example of a product name under the proposed rule would be: 'chicken breast - 40% added solution of water and teriyaki sauce.'"

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/meat...

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