Still a meat lover? If you live in the U.K., you might want to take a moment to look under the bun. In a study, scientists from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found that 10 out of 27 hamburger products analyzed contained horse DNA and 23 of them tested positive for pig DNA.
“In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger,” Alan Reilly, the chief executive of the Irish food authority told CNN. “Likewise, for some religious groups or people who abstain from eating pig meat, the presence of traces of pig DNA is unacceptable.”
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