Another day, and another news that casts a shadow on manufactured food
Clear Labs’ latest report—which included genetic and nutritional analyses of 258 samples of meat and veggie burgers—discovered “significant issues” in 14 percent of products. These included substitution of ingredients, glaring deviations from nutritional labels, several instances of food-borne pathogen DNA and rat DNA as well as one case of human DNA.
Clear Labs did find several instances in which burgers were “adulterated” with a significant amount of an unlisted ingredient—lamb or bison burgers that were laced with beef or chicken, for instance. The analysis also found one black bean burger that contained no black beans whatsoever, and 14 other veggie burger products that were missing an ingredient listed on the label.
Overall, Clear Labs found evidence of bugs that cause illnesses including gastroenteritis and pneumonia in 12 samples.