Genetic analysis of your favourite burgers finds some not-so-great surprises

genetic analysisIf you’re a fan of burgers – and let’s face it, a lot of us are – we have good news and bad news. The good news is that a recent molecular analysis of more than 250 samples of burger products in the US has found that the vast majority of patties are pretty much what they say they are in terms of ingredients and nutritional analysis, and don’t contain any unsavoury surprises.

The bad news? Well, it seems an unsettling 14 percent of the burgers analysed were flagged for one issue or another, with products sampled demonstrating problems with either contaminants, hygienic issues, or ingredients inconsistencies.

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