Eating healthier just got easier with the addition of one more pork cut to the American Heart Assn.'s list of Heart-Check Certified products. The pork checkoff is working with the American Heart Assn. to highlight the heart-healthy benefits of the pork sirloin roast.
As a Heart-Check Certified cut of meat, pork sirloin adheres to the American Heart Assn.’s requirements, allowing it to be labeled as a “heart-healthy food.” The pork sirloin roast joins the pork tenderloin with this designation as an extra-lean cut of meat certified by the Heart-Check Food Certification Program.
“The prominent Heart-Check mark on packages of meat offers consumers an easy way to cut through the clutter of often conflicting nutrition information,” said dietitian Adria Huseth, manager of nutrition communications and research for the pork checkoff. “The Heart-Check mark is valuable and serves as a trusted resource for consumers. By cutting through the noise at the meat counter, shoppers can quickly identify heart-healthy foods.”
To become certified, a product must meet specific nutrition requirements. Sound science and proven research serve as the basis for the Heart-Check Food Certification Program's nutrition requirements. Introduced in 1995, the Heart-Check Food Certification Program helps consumers identify foods that can be building blocks of a heart-healthy diet.
“Today's consumers are busy and they seek both convenience and real-time information before purchasing foods in their local grocery store,” Huseth said. “Having the Heart-Check mark on pork sirloin roast and tenderloin products helps consumers make wise choices. This prominent, recognizable mark allows the shopper to buy with confidence.”