Clear Foods, a food analytics firm, have found some surprising things in vegan hot dogs.
Their study has shown that 10% of these hot dogs actually contain meat, including pork.
Worse, human DNA was found in 2/3 of their vegetarian samples.
That points to a real hygiene problem.
Overall, 14.4% of both hot dogs and sausages tested “were problematic.”
How does this company determine what’s inside your food?
They actually use genetic sequencing.
With that said, Clear Foods, did give high marks to a number of manufacturers.
These included Butterball, McCormick, Eckrich and Hebrew National.
Each of these scored a 96 out of 100.
Clear Foods does have its critics.
Mr. Martin Wiedmann, a Cornell University professor and expert on food safety, is one.
He feels that since their technique on gene sequencing is proprietary, it is not open to outside evaluation.
Furthermore, critics note that folks always knew that no one really knew exactly what was going into their hot dogs.