The Jungle

What practice was illegal in Europe?

Chapter XI.

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It was illegal in Europe to use "potato flour," a filler put in American meat (sausage).

"Potato flour is the waste of potato after the starch and alcohol have been

extracted; it has no more food value than so much wood, and as its use as a food adulterant is a penal offense in Europe, thousands of tons of it are shipped to America every year."


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