The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) in collaboration with the beef industry and various universities has conducted several research studies designed to update or expand the nutrient data on beef cuts in the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR). These studies have not only provided current and accurate estimates of beef data to update SR, but the study results are now being incorporated into a data set that can be used for nutrient labeling. NDL has developed a reference called the USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Beef Cuts, Release 2.0 which presents beef data in an easily usable table format. The USDA Nutrient Data Set for Beef Cuts Release 2.0 is an updated version of the previous Release 1.0 containing additional beef cuts.
This data set provides retailers with easier access to the most accurate beef nutrient data for the purpose of on-pack nutrition labeling and for nutrition claims. This data set focuses on the beef cuts identified by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed labeling regulations for fresh, single-ingredient meats in addition to some new Beef Value Cuts. The FSIS, an agency of the USDA, is the public health agency responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
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• USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Beef Cuts, Release 2.0
• Beef Labeling Table02.xls- The tables in "The USDA Nutrient Data Set for Beef Cuts" imported into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Read the documentation accompanying the full report for a description of the tables.