Answer: BUSTED! Sort of…
Ground meat labels will make it much clearer how much fat is in what you buy. So you may see 80% lean / 20% fat and you know that this is higher in fat than a meat labeled 90% lean / 10% fat. Ground meat label information is based on 4 ounces raw, 3 ounces cooked. Only the raw information is required on the label. You may not find serving information on the label so you will have to calculate that yourself.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has point-of-purchase information on the Web at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/Nutrition_Labeling/index.asp
For more information, read New nutrition labels on meat and poultry make decisions easier on MissouriFamilies.org.
Contributor: Ellen Schuster, M.S., R.D., Associate State Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-882-1933