Food Labeling

Industry Proposal Would Change Standards for Many Staples

Tell USDA to Prevent Misleading “No Nitrates” Claims on Processed Meat

Tell the USDA to stop requiring that processed meat be labeled as “Uncured,” and/or “No Nitrate or Nitrite Added*” when they have been processed using non-synthetic sources of added nitrate and nitrite, such as celery powder. These claims are misleading, and could be tricking consumers into believing that some processed meat is healthier, when that’s not the case.

CR Tests Find Deli Meats Labeled “Uncured” or “No Nitrate or Nitrite Added” Have Nitrite Levels Similar To Traditionally Cured Meats