What is in your burger?
Ever wondered what ingredients go into your burger? You probably won’t want to ever again after you discover the results of an American study which found human and rat DNA lurking in some burgers.
A sample test of 258 burgers from various - unnamed - fast food chains came up with some surprising and horrifying results. The study, by food testing company Clear Labs found three burgers with rat DNA and one with traces of human.
‘The most likely cause is hair, skin, or fingernail that was accidentally mixed in during the manufacturing process,’ read the study, referring to the human DNA result. For good measure, meat was also found in two vegetarian burgers.
Almost 80 different types of burger brands were tested
The study also found that meat was mixed up for the burgers in the States, so someone ordering a beef burger might find themselves also eating chicken or turkey.
The burgers tested came from 79 different brands, but they were not named by Clear Labs. I think we can guess the major fast food outlets they tested. And this gives us another good reason to cut down or cut out fast food....no matter how convenient it is.
What are we putting in our kids mouths?