Jerky and Food Safety
Safety Through Inspection
KEEPING FOOD SAFE WITH SCIENCE-BASED ACTION
Reducing Salmonella in Poultry
Through Science-Based Action
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’ activities today?
Upton Sinclair's novel took aim at the poor working conditions in a Chicago meatpacking house. The ensuing public furor moved Congress to pass the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), which President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law in 1906 and requires federal inspectors in meat-packing houses.