Clear Food Labs uses genomic technology to test food to see exactly what is in the package you are buying on a molecular level. So when they tested Hot Dogs and Sausages what do you think they found?

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Human DNA? What? Yes, human DNA was found in 2% of vegetarian products. I have to admit this makes me very glad I am not a vegetarian , it seems when problems were found in a study by Clear Foods Labs, of hot dogs and sausages it was mostly in the products that are supposed to be meat free. The study found that 10% of "vegetarian" products contained meat. Speaking of meat we can not let some of the hotdogs and sausages that are supposed to have meat off the hook either, overall 14.4% of those were "problematic" meaning there was a type of meat in it that wasn't supposed to be or there were hygiene or labeling problems.

So which hot dogs and sausages should you be eating if you want the best chance of eating exactly what you are expecting to be eating according to the label? Here are the top choices from each category.

Best Hot Dog

Oscar Mayer Premium Jumbo Beef Franks ($4.99)

Honorable Mentions:Ball Park Angus Beef Franks - Bun Size, ($4.49).
Hebrew National Franks: Beef, Reduced Fat, ($5.99).

Best Turkey Sausage

Ball Park Smoked White Turkey Franks ($5.99)

Honorable Mentions:Butterball Polska Kielbasa, Turkey Sausage, ($8.48).

Best Smoked Sausage

Eckrich Smoked Sausage Family Pack ($7.98)


Honorable Mentions:McCormick Grill Mates Smoked Sausage, Mesquite, ($3.48).

Best Corn Dog

Foster Farms Jumbo Corn Dogs ($3.39)

Honorable Mentions:Trader Joe's Meatless Corn Dogs, ($2.99).

Best Breakfast Sausage

Applegate Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage ($5.49)

Honorable Mentions:Jennie-O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, Lean, ($3.99).

Best Italian Sausage

Taverrite's Mild Italian Pork Sausage ($5.99)

Honorable Mentions:Safeway Farms Italian Sausage, ($3.99).

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Option

Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo ($1.99)

Honorable Mentions:Trader Joe's Meatless Corn Dogs, ($2.99).

Best Brat

Johnsonville Stadium Brats ($4.99)

Best Chicken Sausage

Aidells Organic Smoked Chicken Sausage, Spinach & Feta ($8.99)

Honorable Mentions:365 Mild Italian Chicken Sausage, ($5.99).

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