Report: Human DNA found in hot dogs

WTSP 10 News

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the U.S., and on the Fourth of July more than 150 million hot dogs will be consumed alone. America’s 120-year-old love affair with hot dogs extends from ballparks to backyards to the White House.

Clear Foods, which “uses genomic technology to analyze the world’s foods at a molecular level, ingredient by ingredient,” released a report recently that it said was designed to look at the accuracy of the content labels of several major hot dog brands.A new report, however, adds extra meaning to the phrase “you don’t want to know how the sausage gets made.”  

The company analyzed 345 hot dog and sausage products from 75 brands and 10 retailers, and said they found “human DNA in 2% of the samples, and in 2/3rds of the vegetarian samples.”

Additionally, 10 percent of all vegetarian products appeared to contain meat.

Despite some of the shocking findings, Clear Foods reports “there are a number of hot dog manufacturers, large and small, that are producing high-quality hot dogs with integrity.”

Butterball, McCormick, Eckrich and Hebrew National were among the major brands that received top scores from Clear Foods. Gardein was the top specialty or regional brand.

8 thoughts on “Report: Human DNA found in hot dogs

  1. “Soylent Green…. It’s PEOPLE!!”

    The real story here, it seems, is WHY is there human DNA in these products? Are they the first items coming from China, or are they eliminating medical waste by putting it in food? This does not bode well, my friends.

  2. I’m glad I gave up eating hot dogs quite a few years ago. I now feel fully justified in my non-hotdog proliferation decision.

  3. It’s the Chinese pork mixed into the hot dogs.
    Left overs from the prison organ donors in China.
    Why go out for Chinese food when you can just eat a hot dog.
    Real cheap Chinese food. Now that they bought all the pork producers here.
    Heck you might even find some dog and rat dna in it too!
    Pink slime dogs is what they should call them.
    Ball park franks slogan:” So American you can taste it.”
    Plus: “They plump when you cook’em”
    Like a relative in a crematorium. FK…..

    1. So, if you’re correct, the Chinese hot dogs will REALLY be “Chinese” hot dogs?
      Wang Chung!, that’s great fox and donkey and organ donor!

  4. This reminds me of my employment as a hot dog vendor in Bryant Park just after high school. I can tell you stories about rats, maggots, and green mold that will make human DNA sound appetizing.

    It was actually a very lucrative racket, but we all got thrown out of there when the park was “privatized”.

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