Meat Inspection Act of 1906, U.S. legislation that prohibited the sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock and derived products as food and ensured that livestock were slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions. The law reformed the meatpacking industry and mandated USDA inspection.
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