Red Meat Industry

Events

William Pynchon packaged first meat

1662

Francisco Redi discovered a relation between flies and meat

1668

Cincinnati, Ohio became the first meat packing plant location

1818

Abraham Lincoln founded USDA

1862

August Gartner found food-born illness from bad beef

1888

Upton Sinclair publishes The Jungle

1906

USDA Meat Quality Grades Started

1916

Tyson was founded

1935

Cargill's first plant

1936

JBS opened first plant

1968