regulations define terms that are used to describe nutrient levels. This
assists you in
making wise purchasing decisions. The following descriptors are associated
with turkey products:
Note: A "Reference Amount" is a standard serving size. A serving of
turkey is 3 ounces, cooked. A 100 grams portion is about 3.5 ounces.
Free of Fat, No Fat, Without Fat, Nonfat and Zero Fat: Less
than 0.5 grams (g) fat per Reference Amount and per serving. For main
dish items, less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving size. Wording options
include: "Zero Fat."
Low Fat: 3 grams (g) of fat or less per Reference Amount when
Reference Amount is greater than 30 grams or more than 2 tablespoons.
For main dish items, must contain 3 grams of fat or less per 100 grams
and not more than 30 percent of calories from fat. Wording options include: "Reduced
fat," "Less Fat" and "Lower Fat".
Lean: Poultry, meat, seafood and game with less than 10 grams
(g) total fat, less than 4 grams of saturated fat and less than 95 milligrams
(mg) cholesterol per Reference Amount and per 100 grams.
Extra Lean: Poultry, meat, seafood and game with less than 5
grams (g) total fat, less than 2 grams of saturated fat and less than
95 milligrams (mg) cholesterol per Reference Amount and per 100 grams.
Light and Lite: Foods that have at least one-third fewer calories
or at least 50 percent less fat per serving than a Reference Amount.
Light in Sodium/Lite in Sodium: When the terms refer to sodium,
the food must have at least 50 percent less sodium per Reference Amount.