Do you really want to know what's in a hot dog? Well, Clear Food, a company that genetically tests food products, did, and their results could make you a little queasy.
Helmed by Sasan Amini, a genomicist, and Mahni Ghorashi, the former head of marketing of Bina Technologies, Clear Food is a branch of Clear Labs, a company that analyzes food at a molecular level to determine the quality of brands.
The company tested 345 hot dog and sausage samples from 75 brands to see if the product matched what was described on the package.
It turns out that 14.4 percent of the samples were... not as advertised.
Clear Food found that the hot dogs and sausages either included substitutions or had hygienic issues.