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Sure your burger tastes great, but what if someone told you it has a bit of human or rat in it? No Big Deal
Bengaluru | Red Newswire | May 13 2:15 PM IST.
It’s true that you and I can’t resist burger with delicious ketchup, mayo, lettuce and tomato. But sometimes you might also be tasting human or rat DNA. A shocking study by Clear Labs has put forward some interesting results (or you might say revolting results.). The study was carried out on 258 burgers and out of these, 4 were found to have some “not-so-good” results. One had a bit of Human DNA (from hair, fingernail or skin) and the other three had a more disgusting rat DNA. While this might not appear to be palatable now, none of these are actually harmful to us. These ‘eww’ ingredients seem to have been mixed by accident and not by intention of the manufacturer.
Dr. Michael Doyle, Director of Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia said, “It’s not surprising to find some rat or human DNA in foods. When there is a food handler involved you’re likely to find some form of human DNA.”
"The FDA has set allowable limits for rat pellets in some food ingredients such as wheat because it’s impossible to remove all traces of rat DNA. It sounds gross, but you have to have to put that in perspective. It’s more of an aesthetic concern than one relevant to human health," he said.
However, other results of the study were more revolting. Many vegetarian burgers had non-vegetarian ingredients in them. Other burgers were missing some ingredients like there were no black beans in the black bean burger.
Even though fast food burgers were really hygienic, they had some other issues. According to the study they were, “especially egregious in misrepresenting caloric values." This means 38 of the 47 burgers advertised less calories than what they actually had.
To find more upsetting facts about your food, you can read the full study here.
Source: Clear Labs