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Published:October 26th, 2015 11:40 EST

Alarming Study: Hot Dogs Contain Human DNA

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A company that uses genomic analysis technology to derive the contents of food has found a disturbing `additive` in a very small percentage of hot dogs - human DNA.


Clear Food chalks up the find in 2 percent of the 345 hot dogs and sausages tested to hygienic issues.

Overall, the company said it found that 14.4 percent of hot dogs were problematic in some way."


There is nothing more all-American and wholesome than hot dogs; they are a staple at the ballpark, picnics, and in the backyard grill. They taste wonderful, kids love them, and only an anal-retentive type would worry what ingredients are in a hot dog.

We all know that wieners are made from meat by-products, but we don`t waste a second contemplating if that means intestines, brains, hoofs or what-not.

The announcement that hot dogs contain human DNA is somewhat disturbing; apparently there are hygiene issues at the factories where the frankfurters are manufactured.

A factory worker at an assembly line maybe wasn`t wearing a hairnet, but the vendor at the ballpark who hands you your foot-long maybe didn`t wash his hands after going to the restroom, and your dad maybe was picking his nose when he was grilling your dogs.

Nothing is perfect, not even America`s favorite sandwich!

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