Welcome to the Prepared Meat product nutrition center. This resource is a guide to help consumers and health professionals find prepared meat products fitting particular nutrition profiles. Seeking low fat bacon? Reduced Sodium Hot Dogs? American Heart Association Certified Ham? You’ll find it here. Altogether there are more 1500 products in 12 prepared meat categories on the site and more are being added regularly.
In the menu on the left, you’ll see the various types of products included in this Product Center. Categories include bacon, bologna, corned beef, ham, hot dogs, jerky/snack sticks, pastrami, roast beef, salami, sausage and sliced turkey. Click on one to see specific products within that category.
When you click on a page, you’ll see information about that product including general nutrition data and links to additional resources such as infographics, videos and other materials developed by the North American Meat Institute. At the bottom of each page is a searchable guide to available products with various attributes including:
- American Heart Association Certified
- Low Fat
- Low Sodium
- Reduced Fat
- Reduced Sodium
Products listed in each must meet USDA specifications for those attributes. For instance, USDA defines Low Sodium as 140 mg of sodium or less per serving. Products can be searched by nutrition attribute by using a drop down menu at the start of the list. Selecting an attribute will also bring up USDA definitions for the selected nutrition designation. Users may also search for brands or specific product types such as “Canadian Bacon” within the search box at the top of the table. This will narrow the options to just those matching the search.
If you believe we are missing a particular product that you would like to see included or are a company looking for us to include your products within these categories, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.