(WASHINGTON) -- Nutrition labels, like those found on the backs of cereal boxes and canned goods, will soon be required on cuts of meat.
As reported by USA Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to announce the new requirements on Wednesday. The new labels, which are set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, will list calories, calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein and vitamins for the slabs of beef, poultry, pork and lamb that are most commonly consumed.
By implementing the labels, federal officials hope Americans will become more health conscious and selective when choosing to buy meats.
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