What’s in Your Sausage?

There is a 1 in 5 chance that your favourite sausage contains meat other than that listed on the label.

A first-ever Canadian study headed by University of Guelph professor Robert Hanner found that 20 per cent of sausages contain unlabelled meats.

Most mislabelling occurred with sausage meat that contained another type of meat not on the label. Some sausages labelled as beef contained pork, while chicken contained turkey. One pork sausage sample contained horsemeat.
Researchers examined 100 sausage samples from grocery stores across Canada. The study, published in the journal Food Control, was commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.