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How can I read a meat label?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

New regulations on meat labeling began in January 2012. Prior to this single ingredient raw foods were not required to bear a nutrition facts label but now you will find a label on the package or on “point of purchase” signs. With these labels you can now view how much protein and fat based on a 4 ounce serving of raw meat. This is a helpful tool to use especially if you have heart disease or diabetes. Keep in mind this value is representing the raw meat and not including any food prep.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The front of most food labels are product advertising that can be misleading. Learn how to read meat labels in this video by Dr. Oz, Lisa Lee Freeman, and David Zinczenko.





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