In the early 20th century, the Chicago slaughterhouse was one of the many places that harvest unsafe food. What were they to do? The simple fix was chemicals to cover up the white diseases within their meat and move the collecting along
Chicago Beef Department
The cover-up did not stop at chemicals in the departments, the foods that made it to the grocery stores were falsely labeled and did not tell the truth. This affected many Americans that came down with food poisoning and illnesses. This was a job for Congress!
After affecting millions, congress knew they had to do something about it. This then created the Food and Drug Administration This administration was not enough, so congress passed two more acts. The Meat Inspection Act, and the Pure Foods act.
These regulated what was put into the meat and poultry around them, and it was established that all the food was to be FDA "approved". Without inspection, the company would be committing a crime. This now improved the health of many people around the country. Thanks to the FDA that saved the day!
If the world did not put these laws into actions, our population may be very different today. The diseases spread could possibly wiped out our live stocks, and created medical inconveniences for almost everyone who wanted to eat meat.