Labelling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products
Meat and Poultry Extenders
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Meat and poultry product extenders are subject to compositional requirements under the FDR with respect to protein, vitamin and mineral nutrient content [B.14.073, B.22.027, FDR]. These products are used to extend various meat or poultry mixtures to make products such as fresh sausage, cooked sausage, meat loaves, luncheon meats, etc.
Extended meat and poultry products must have approximately the same nutrient content as the product being extended [B.14.074 – B.14.079, B.22.028, FDR]. This is accomplished via the mandatory enrichment of the extender. For example, pork sausage extended with soy has, on a weight basis, approximately the same nutritive value as pork sausage that has not been extended.
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