Processed meats can play healthy role in diet

Processed meats can play healthy role in diet

Consumers want nutrition guidance, not prescriptive controls or bans, institute says.

MEAT and poultry play an important role in the diet, being consumed regularly by more than 95% of Americans, according to a 2012 Gallup poll.

Additionally, processed meat and poultry products are consistent food choices for Americans. In fact, 56% of Americans say they have consumed cold cuts or lunch meats during the course of a month, 47% bacon, 41% hot dogs and 40% sausage, according to the American Meat Institute's (AMI) recently released "Back

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