Monday, October 26, 2015

I knew hot dogs weren’t good for me, but I had no idea they were THIS bad!

Clear Food, a subsidiary of food analyzation startup Clear Labs, just released a study that found that human DNA is present in 2 percent of hot dog and sausage brands. According to Daily Caller, two thirds of the samples containing human DNA were advertised as vegetarian, and nearly 15 percent of products examined contained ingredients that were not on the label.

“The food industry has been a black box for too long. Food consumers have to trust that food labels are accurate, but that isn’t always the case,” said Sasan Amini, Clear Labs CEO and co-founder, in a press release. “We’ve found a 10-15 percent rate of discrepancy between labeled ingredients and actual ingredients across our internal tests to date.”

During this study, Clear Food collected 345 samples of hot dogs and sausages from 75 different brands and 10 different retailers. They ended up finding that a whopping 14.4 percent of the samples were problematic in some way.

“Substitution occurs when ingredients are added that do not show up on the label. Hygienic issues occur when some sort of non-harmful contaminant is introduced to the hot dog, in most cases, human DNA,” said Clear Food in their study.

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