Published On: Wed, May 11th, 2016

Burgers contain rat and human DNA, study finds

A study of 258 burgers in the US finds unexpected additional – and lack of – ingredients


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Upon ordering a burger in a fast food chain, diners might have already come to terms with the fact there is a very slim chance of horse meat lurking under that tomato.

But the additions of rat and human DNA could be harder to swallow.

A new study from US-based food testing company Clear Labs has discovered, from a sample of 258 burgers, two cases of meat in vegetarian products, three burgers with rat DNA and one case of human DNA. “The most likely cause is hair, skin, or fingernail that was accidentally mixed in during the manufacturing process, ” it read, referring to the human DNA.

Read the full story at Independent, by Rachael Revesz

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