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"Upton Sinclair attacked the U.S. meat packing industry in his muckraking novel The Jungle (1906)" --Sholem Stein

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The meat packing industry handles the slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of meat from animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep and other livestock. Poultry is not included. This greater part of the entire meat industry is primarily focused on producing meat for human consumption, but it also yields a variety of by-products including hides, feathers, dried blood, and, through the process of rendering, fat such as tallow and protein meals such as meat & bone meal.



Big Four

At 1900 the dominating meat packers were:<ref>Google Books</ref>

Big Three

In the 1990s the Big Three were:<ref> Google Books]</ref>


Current significant meat packers in the United States include:<ref>Hogging the Market: How Powerful Meat Packers are Changing our Food System and What We can do About it</ref>

Beef Packers:

Pork Packers:

Broiler Chickens:

Outside the United States:

See also

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