In the early 1900s, within meat processing factories across America, unspeakable things were happening...
Whaat?! There's unthinkable things in the meat?
We must fix this
Many of the meat packing facilities were adding scraps of meat that should've been thrown away, into the processed meats. A lot of these included: beef gullets, chemically dyed tripe, along with trimmings of ham and roast beef. Not only did the workers add bits and pieces to the meat, they also did not wear glove while handling meats and the meat was stored in large piles where rats would run around on them, leaving droppings, eventually getting ground up into the meat along with their droppings during processing. This caused many health issues in consumers and made them sick
The meat full of odds and ends got labeled with appetizing names such as, "Boneless Ham," and the like, which made consumers want to buy these products that have health risks.
President Roosevelt read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and took action in creating the Food and Drug Administration, which prevented the sale of contaminated meats and other products
Yes. We must.
The FDA established several health and cleanliness requirements for the meat processors and other food manufacturers
The FDA also made it so food labels were required to be truthful, hoping that if people are told the truth they would make wise decisions. This changed America by preventing inedible foods to be sold. (Our food now is better)