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."
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.