Reducing Salmonella in Poultry
Through Science-Based Action
Safety Through Inspection
PREVENTING FOOD SAFETY HAZARDS THROUGH INSPECTION & COMPLIANCE
Evidence-Based Policies in Action
Food Safety Facts
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.