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Consumer Knowledge Of Selected Nutrient Content Of Nine Fresh Meat Cuts


  • Reed, Debra
  • Gillespie, Jeffrey M.
  • Downer, Robert
  • Schupp, Alvin R.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the medical profession, among others, have attempted to broaden consumers' knowledge of the nutritive content of foods. Retailers provide information by supplying point-of-purchase nutrition information and/or nutrition labels on fresh meats. The availability of nutrition information on packaged fresh meats is relatively new. A survey of Louisiana households provided estimates of their knowledge of the fat, cholesterol, and protein content of selected combinations of fresh beef, pork, chicken, and turkey meats. Permutation analysis and tabular analyses were used to assess households' nutrition knowledge of the selected fresh meats.

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  • Reed, Debra & Gillespie, Jeffrey M. & Downer, Robert & Schupp, Alvin R., 1999. "Consumer Knowledge Of Selected Nutrient Content Of Nine Fresh Meat Cuts," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 17(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:14731

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    1. Nayga, Rodolfo M., 1996. "Determinants of Consumers' Use of Nutritional Information on Food Packages," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 28(02), pages 303-312, December.
    2. Piedra, Mario A. & Schupp, Alvin R. & Montgomery, Donna E., 1996. "Consumer Use Of Nutrition Labels On Packaged Meats," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 27(2), July.
    3. Variyam, Jayachandran N. & Blaylock, James R. & Smallwood, David, 1997. "Diet-Health Information and Nutrition: The Intake of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol," Technical Bulletins 156800, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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