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Horrifying Facts about Processed Meat

#6. Hot dogs are filled with a blend of meat

Hot dogs are filled with a blend of meat

United States Department of Agriculture: Food Safety and Inspection Service defines a hot dog as “comminuted…semisolid products made from one or more kinds of raw skeletal muscle from livestock (like beef or pork), and may contain poultry meat.” A hot dog may contain up to 30% fat or 40% fat if mixed with water. It is also allowed to add up to 3.5% non-meat binders such as dry milk or cereal or 2% soy protein. Most hot dogs also contain maltodextrin, which is produced from starch. Source: greatist.com

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