These are just some of the questions consumers have ask ed USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline about words which may be descriptiv e of meat and poultry. Can they be legally used on labels and, if so what are their definitions?
Here from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is a glossary of meat and poultry labeling terms. FSIS is the agency responsible for ensuring the truthfulness and accuracy in labeling of meat and poultry products. Knowing the meaning of labeling terms can make purchasing of meat and poultry products less confusing.