Target: Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Michael Taylor
Goal: Ensure that all vegetarian products are safe to eat and do not have traces of meat.
A recent study from the food analysis startup, Clear Labs, has found that over ten percent of vegetarian hot dog products on the market today contain meat and 14.4 percent of the vegetarian hot dogs and sausages studied overall were found to be “problematic.” Not only was meat found in these advertised meat-free products but the company also found hygiene issues in four of its 21 vegetarian samples. We must demand stricter regulations on these supposedly meat-free products.
One of the major hygienic concerns revealed from their research was the presence of human DNA in many of these products, which was about two percent of all hot dogs and a startling two-thirds of all studied vegetarian products. Several nutritional label inaccuracies were also found, such as pork substitutions and unexpected ingredients like chicken and lamb. While there were several prominent brands that did receive high ratings from this analysis, it’s still disturbing that many Americans are unaware of what they are eating and are blatantly lied to about the product they’re buying. Tell the Food and Drug Administration to take action by enforcing stricter regulations on vegetarian foods.
Dear Deputy Commissioner Taylor,
Recently a food analysis startup called Clear Labs did a series of molecular tests and analyses on vegetarian hot dogs produced by a wide variety of manufacturers. The results they found were startling primarily due to the fact that over 10 percent of advertised vegetarian hot dogs actually contain meat in them. Along with this clear conflict, research also found hygienic concerns in a large portion of these products with the more disturbing of which was the presence of human DNA in many of these foods.
While two percent of all of the hot dogs were found to contain human DNA, a whopping two-thirds of vegetarian products analyzed displayed traces of human genetic material. Overall, 14.4 percent of the products tested in this study were found to be problematic for human consumption. Americans have the right to know what is in the products they pay for and consume and it is completely unethical and wrong to lie to the customer about what they are buying. Please implement stronger hygienic regulations for vegetarian products allowed on the public market and ensure that all products marked as vegetarian are genuinely meat free.
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