WASHINGTON -- The importance of safe food handing to prevent illness is one of the issues addressed by fifth edition of "Dietary Guidelines for Americans," released late last month.
d the guidelines during his weekly radio address, also announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will require nutrition labeling for meat and poultry products, including all ground or chopped meat.
Under the rule to be proposed this summer, retailers would be required to provide nutritional information through product labels or at the point of purchase by posting signs or making information readily available in brochures or leaflets. The required information would include fat, calories and cholesterol content. Providing such information currently is voluntary, but fewer than 60% of retailers did so last year, according to a joint announcement by the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services.