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A group called Clear Foods analyzed 345 hot dogs and sausages from 75 brands sold by 10 different retailers using "genomic technology to analyze the world's foods at a molecular level, ingredient by ingredient," the report states.
"Problems included substitutions and hygienic issues. Substitution occurs when ingredients are added that do not show up on the label. Hygienic issues occur when some sort of non-harmful contaminant is introduced to the hot dog, in most cases, human DNA...
"We encountered a surprising number of substitutions or unexpected ingredients. We found evidence of meats not found on labels, an absence of ingredients advertised on labels, and meat in some vegetarian products.
"Clear Food found human DNA in 2 percent of the samples, and in 2/3rds of the vegetarian samples."