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In addition to its meat grading system, The United State’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifies Meat based on the percentage of lean content contained in the package.


The maximum fat content, by weight, in “Lean” meat is 10 g per 100 g of Meat. Only 4.5g of that can be saturated fat and there should be no more than .003 ounces (95 mg) of cholesterol per .22 pounds, roughly 3.5 ounces, (100 g) of Lean meat.