November 8, 2015
Food and Drug Safety
During the progressive Era there were no laws stating how food should be handled in factories. Meat packing factories where a huge part of the problem, they were very unclean, unsanitary, and unsafe for the workers and to whoever ate the meat. In attempt to get people to realize what their food really is and where it came from, Upton Sinclair wrote a book called the jungle and included a few things about the meat packing industry. in an excerpt from his book Sinclair wrote, "There was never the least attention paid to what was cut up for sausage; there would come all the way back from Europe old sausage tha5t had been rejected, and that was moldy and white - it would be dosed with borax and glycerine, and dumped into the hoppers and made over again for home consumption".