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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Meat Cuts: Beef, Lamb, Pork and Veal
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL), in collaboration with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Pork Board, American Lamb Board, and meat scientists at selected universities, has conducted several research studies designed to update and expand nutrient data on retail meat cuts in the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR). These studies have provided current and accurate estimates of data to update SR, and the study results have been incorporated into data sets that can be used for nutrient labeling. NDL has developed these data sets, presented in an easy-to-use table format.  


Each data set provides retailers with easier access to the most accurate nutrient data for the purpose of on-pack nutrition labeling and for nutrition claims. These data sets focus on the 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


Last Modified: 3/7/2017
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