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  • Analysis examined 345 samples from 75 brands sold at ten food retailers
  • DNA was in two per cent of all samples, predominantly in veggie products 
  • Found ten per cent of vegetarian hot dogs and sausages contained meat
  • Clear Food study found 14.4 per cent of hot dogs or sausages had issues
  • Americans spent more than $5.5billion on hot dogs and sausages in 2014

A study exposed some issues with veggie hot dogs

Human DNA – or deoxyribonucleic acid – has been found in two per cent of hot dogs and sausages, a major study of popular brands has revealed

Tests on 345 samples from different 75 brands also revealed ten per cent of vegetarian hot dogs contain meat.

Out of the samples that tested positive for DNA (seven), 66 per cent (four) were vegetarian.

The genetic material that was found could have come from a hair, a fingernail, a dribble of spit or a drop of blood.

Twenty-one vegetarian products were tested overall.

The genetic testing analysis carried out by Clear Food, which looked at major brands and regional favorites being sold by ten retailers, did not specify which brands contained the human DNA or what caused the contamination.

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