One in 10 ‘vegetarian’ sausages contain meat – and some have human DNA

Vegetarians are probably feeling pretty smug today, what with the World Health Organisation’s report about bacon causing cancer.

Not so fast – it turns out that rather a lot of vegetarian hot dogs have something ‘problematic’ in them, according to food lab Clear Foods.

By which they mean meat.

One in 10 vegetarian hot dogs had meat in them – including chicken in breakfast sausages, and a ‘vegetarian’ hot dog containing, er, pork.

The researchers also found an alarmingly large number of hot dogs contain human DNA – probably from hair or nails, we suspect, rather than bits of people.

Clear Food used a molecular test to analyse the hot dogs, which the lab claims can pick up traces of contamination missed by other tests.