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Did you know that the 1905 book The Jungle was a driver of the Federal Meat Inspection Act that governs FSIS's activities today?
Upton Sinclair's novel took aim at the poor working conditions in a Chicago meatpacking house. The ensuing public furor moved President Theodore Roosevelt to pass the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), which became law in 1906 and requires federal inspectors in meat-packing houses.