Nutrition Labeling Resources
Research indicates that the beef industry can expect an increase in retail sales with the new labeling requirements that the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recently put in place. With that in mind, the Beef Checkoff Program has developed a tool to help retailers maximize use of those on-pack nutrition labels to educate consumers about the nutritional qualities of beef.
As required, the on-pack labels will include the number of calories and the grams of total fat and saturated fat in labeled beef products. In addition, any beef product listing a lean percentage statement also will list its fat percentage, making it easier for consumers to understand the amounts of lean protein and fat in their purchase.
The new checkoff database for retailers will help them identify and implement tools for increasing beef sales by focusing on the nutritional values that beef offers to their customers -- evidenced by the labels, which show that beef is one of the most nutrient-packed products in the supermarket.
To view the tools offered through your Beef Checkoff Program, go to Beef Nutrition Toolbox.