By Courtney I. P. Thomas
One of the good myths of latest American tradition is that the USA’ foodstuff provide is the most secure on the earth as the govt works to assure foodstuff defense and implement yes criteria on nutrition manufacturers, processors, and vendors. in truth U.S. foodstuff security management and oversight have remained basically an analogous for greater than a century, with the natural meals and Drug Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 carrying on with to border nationwide coverage regardless of dramatic adjustments in construction, processing, and distribution during the 20th century.
In nutrients We Trust is the 1st entire exam of the historical past of nutrition protection coverage within the usa, studying severe moments in meals security background from Upton Sinclair’s booklet of The Jungle to Congress’s passage of the 2010 foodstuff safeguard Modernization Act. With 5 case reviews of important nutrients defense crises starting from the 1959 chemical infection of cranberries to the 2009 outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter, In nutrients We Trust contextualizes a altering foodstuff regulatory regime and explains how federal organisations are essentially restricted of their strength to protect the meals supply.
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