Most Americans did not know that they were being poisoned because of the spices and seasonings they use to cover up the bad smell and taste of the food until a man a journalist named Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle 1906 laying out all of the meat packaging industry's dirty laundry for all America to see. he found them guilty of false labeling, not inspecting meats, and making food incredibly unsafe.
Extra remains trimmings were thrown in with dyes and chemicals and potatoes and flavored with spices to make it taste like something. GROSS! no gloves when handling the meat. very crowded spaces in the factories. this was bad for america because it was very unhealthy and would cause people to get sick.
The inspector sat in the doorway and felt the glands in the hogs neck for tuberculosis. Dozens of carcasses go by him untouched because he would often be distracted in conversation the inspector didn’t really do his job he just gave the atmosphere of authority and put the stamp of official approval upon the things.
This is Susan and Martha they are best friends going out for lunch but what they don't know is what is in they're food that could possibly kill them. These issues affected Americans everywhere because of all the processed and gross stuff thrown into the food people were getting very sick every time they ate food.
The Pure Food and Drug Act created the Food and Drug Administration(FDA), to test and approve drugs before they went on the market. The meat inspection act dictated strict cleanliness requirements for meatpackers and created the federal meat inspection however the inspections did not require companies to label their canned goods with date-of-processing information.