Three beef cuts are now eligible to bear the American Heart Association heart-check mark on food packages to help healthy consumers over age 2 identify foods that meet criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol.
The three beef cuts that met the American Heart Association's criteria for extra lean and now are certified to display the heart-check mark include select grade boneless top sirloin petite roast, select grade top sirloin filet and select grade top sirloin kabob.
"We are extremely thrilled to receive the American Heart Association certification because, for consumers, it represents the independent voice of a trusted health organization," says Beef Board Member Margie Hande, a cow/calf operator from Amidon, N.D., and chair of the checkoff's Joint Retail Committee.
"Today, the Beef Checkoff Program has added another nutrition success point to its growing roster to show that a serving of extra lean beef can be part of an overall sensible eating plan. The nutrients in lean beef, such as protein, iron and zinc, help people feel satisfied longer and get more nutrition from their calories without sacrificing taste," says Beef Board Member Margie Hande, a cow/calf operator from Amidon, N.D., who leads the beef checkoff's Joint Retail Committee.
To learn more about receiving the American Heart Association's certification, please visit www.BeefRetail.org.