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Unformatted text preview: ing and living conditions of workers in the meat processing plants in Chicago (the center of meat processing then). Meat companies were described as unsanitary and infested with rats. The Jungle became a bestseller. It contributed to the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which later led to the establishment of the FDA. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome and sanitary. It has jurisdiction over ALL food, except for meat, poultry, and egg products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has jurisdiction over meat, poultry and egg products. In 2001, Eric Schlosser published Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All‐American Meal, where the various ramifications of the Fast Food industr...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2014 for the course MAT 1 taught by Professor Higgins during the Fall '13 term at UC Davis.

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