Consumer’s Guide to the Meat Case

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What to have for dinner? Which cut of meat would be best? More than 150 different cuts of beef, pork and lamb are sold in grocery store meat cases. But these bountiful selections can translate into confusion for some consumers. Regional and local differences in the names used for cuts can further complicate meat purchase […]

Common Ingredients in Processed Meat Products

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Processed and cured meats are among America’s most popular meat and poultry products. From hot dogs, to smoked turkey, pastrami, hams and salamis, processed and cured meats offer excellent nutrition and unique taste. But sometimes the ingredients can be confusing to those unfamiliar with how these products are made.Many different ingredients, including spices, flavorings, preservatives, […]

Country of Origin Labeling on Meat Products

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Consumers soon will see new information in their grocery store meat departments: country-of-origin labeling for fresh meat products. The meat products are the same wholesome and delicious products consumers have enjoyed for years. They simply have more information.The U.S. Congress determined that country-of-origin information should be provided for some meat products. Beginning in October 2008, […]

Stretch Your Meat Dollar

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Consumers on tight budgets are seeking ways to cope with rising food prices caused from the diversion of animal feed to fuel. Informed consumers can make wise choices to help off-set rising food prices. There are many values in the meat case and the experts at the American Meat Institute in Washington, DC, are eager […]