Human DNA in hot dogs

You'll Never Want To Guess What's In Your Hot Dog
You'll Never Want To Guess What's In Your Hot Dog

We've got some unpleasant news about one of America's favorite foods: A new report out about hot dogs found HUMAN DNA in samples of several major brands.

Clear Foods uses special technology to analyze foods at a molecular level, ingredient by ingredient. When it looked at 345 hot dog and sausage products from 75 brands and 10 retailers, the company says it found "human DNA in 2% of the samples, and in 2/3rds of the vegetarian samples."

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More bad news for vegetarians: 10 percent of all those products appeared to contain meat. It makes you wonder: Is it even worth it anymore?

As for the human DNA part: This doesn't mean small bits of people are falling into the meat processors at factories. This is likely due to hygiene problems -- which doesn't make us feel any better.

Seeing as how between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the U.S.

But Clear Foods did find a few brands that produced high quality meat. Butterball, McCormick, Eckrich and Hebrew National received top scores.

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