Nutrition Labels On Meat

12.29.10 | Sarah Harnisch

 You see nutrition labels on just about everything you buy. But have you ever noticed that not a single piece of meat has one?  That's about to change. Nutrition labels will begin appearing on cuts of meat as of 2012.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the labels will show calories, calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein and vitamins, and will be mandatory on 40 common cuts of beef, poultry, pork and lamb.  Nutrition fact labels became mandatory on many types of foods in 1993, but meat was excluded.