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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following news is from the Clearfood.com on December 22, 2015.

Clearfood has tested turkey products using DNA testing.

  • 13.5% of the 158 turkey product samples we tested were problematic.
  • 7% of the 158 turkey product samples contained substitutions. The most likely culprit was chicken added in (in 8 out of 11 of the substitution cases). They found pork substitution in 2 out of 11 of the substitution cases and saw beef in 1 out of 11 substitution cases.
  • 1% of the 158 turkey product samples were missing key ingredients falsely listed on their labels. 1 product even contained no turkey even though it was listed as an ingredient on the label and marketed as a turkey product. 1 product included no beef, even though it was listed on the label.
  • 5.5% of samples had hygienic issues, including traces of human DNA. (ed. note: This means sanitation issues.)

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