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USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Meat Cuts:  Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, in collaboration with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Pork Board, American Lamb Board, and meat scientists at selected universities, have conducted several research studies designed to update and expand nutrient data on retail meat cuts in USDA’s food composition database, FoodData Central. These studies have provided current and accurate estimates of data to update the database.  The study results have been incorporated into data sets that can be used for nutrient labeling, in an easy-to-use table format.  

Each data set provides retailers with easy access to the most accurate nutrient data for the purpose of on-pack nutrition labeling and for nutrition claims. These data sets focus on cuts identified by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed labeling regulations for fresh, single-ingredient meats. 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.

USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Beef Cuts

USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Pork Cuts

USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Veal Cuts

USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Lamb Cuts