New meat labeling system coming to grocery store near you - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

New meat labeling system coming to grocery store near you

Posted: Updated:
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -
Going to the grocery store can be a little confusing, especially when you're shopping in the meat department.
 
There are roughly 350 different cuts of beef or pork to choose from.
 
Starting this summer, a new meat-labeling system looks to cut through the confusion by creating more consumer-friendly names for cuts of meat.
 
Beef shoulder top blade steak will become flat iron steak.
 
Pork loin top loin chop will become porterhouse chop.
 
Pork loin rib chop will become a rib eye chop.
 
Tom Buttes is the meat director for Basha's grocery stores.
 
He said that the new labeling system was put together through years of consumer research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Pork Board and Beef Check-Off Program.
 
"Our terminology is going to change to mirror more of what's used in restaurants," Buttes said. "It will make it easier for customers to understand what they're buying when they go down meat aisle."
 
Daniel Ortiz of Tempe said anything that can help shoppers be more informed is worth doing.
 
"I think its a good idea," sad Ortiz said. "There are so many cuts. It would be good to simplify the names."
 
The new meat-labeling system is set to start up this summer and will include tips about the ways to cook a particular cut of pork or beef.
 
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:00:18 GMT
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:02:08 GMT
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.More >>
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.