FSIS proposes changes to label definition of "meat type" products. (New Products).
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend
its nutrition labeling regulations to change the definition of
"meal-type" products to allow for nutrient content claims on
multiple-serve food containers, to adopt the definition of "main
dish" used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to define
how meal-type products and main dishes should be nutritionally labeled.
The change in the definition of meal-type products would allow nutrient
content claims to be based on 100 grams of product rather than on the
serving size, which is based on the Reference Amounts Customarily
Consumed for the food components. These actions are being proposed in
response to a petition filed by ConAgra, Inc. The proposed changes will
help to ensure that FSIS' nutrition labeling regulations are
parallel, to the maximum extent possible, to the nutrition labeling
regulations of FDA, which were promulgated under the Nutrition Labeling
and Educa tion Act of 1990.