Foodies have been left disgusted after a video of how hot dog sausages are made resurfaced online.
The YouTube video, which originally featured on the Discovery UK channel in 2019 bur recently popped back up on social media, showed that hot dog sausages are made from a mix of pork, beef and chicken.
But the meat is not freshly prepared for the hot dogs and instead is comprised of leftover trimmings from other cuts, including steak, and pork chops.
While some enthusiasts say the video has made them ‘crave more hot dogs’, others have lost their appetite after watching the grisly process.
The snack, which likely originated from Germany, first goes through a grinding process, which pushes the meat through a metal plate that has pierced holes.
The popular snack is manufactured from the trimmings of three different meats, chicken, pork, and beef
After that, chicken trimmings are added to the ground meat, before mixing in food starch, salt, and other flavourings.
Water is then sprayed into the mix, and everything gets blended together in a big vat.
Manufacturers will then add a of corn syrup for a dash of sweetness.
More water is incorporated to make the hot dogs juicier, as well as helping to mix all the ingredients together.
Another machine then shreds the meat batter into a fine emulsion and vacuums out any air in the mixture.
To mould the processed meat into the classic hot dog shape, cellulose tubing is loaded into the stuffing machine, which pumps the meat puree into a long casing, most commonly the length of a hot dog is 13cm.
In a shocking revelation the narrator told viewers that it takes just 35 seconds to create a string of hot dogs that would span the parameter of a football pitch, twice.
The meat first goes through a grinding process, which pushes the product through a metal plate with pierced holes
The snack, which likely originated from Germany, also includes corn syrup for a dash of sweetness
Water is added to the hot dog mixture for extra juiciness while the meat is mixed in a metal big vat
The hot dogs are loaded onto moving racks, which shunt the hot dogs through a liquid smoke shower, before they move into an oven with several cooking zones.
The liquid smokes add the classic hot dog flavouring and it travels from the casing into the meat as they bake.
After the baking process is complete, the dogs are drenched in salty water to cool them in preparation for packaging.
The hot dogs then travel through the factory to an unloading zone, where they are placed onto a conveyor.
At this stage, the hot dogs have a black mark on their casing, but once it is removed, the factory workers can be assured that the hot dog is ready for packaging.
The hot dogs have a black mark on their casing, which is removed once the manufacturing process is complete and they are ready for packaging
The casing is peeled off of the hot dogs once the process is complete, the machine in the video peeled the casing off of a shocking 700 hot dogs per minute
A knife slits each casing in a machine to separate the long tube of hot dogs from one another.
Then, steamy air blows the casing off the docks. The machine in the video peeled the casing of a staggering 700 hot dogs in one minute.
An inspector will check if the hot dogs have been prepared properly and that there are no defects.
The hot dogs are then ready for consumption, so they travel off for packaging.
The factory in the video can do this at an incredible speed, manufacturing 300,000 hot dogs per hour, which equates to nearly two and half million per shift.
People in the comment section were quick to share their views, while some users were put off for life others did not mind the process
Many viewers took to the comment section to share their opinions of the process. One said: ‘I don’t think I am ever going to eat hot dogs again.’
A second person took a similar line of thought and said: ‘I’m glad I don’t usually eat hot dogs.’
Other people enjoyed the video and agreed that they would come back for more hot dogs.
One said: ‘This is gross I’m never eating hot dogs again’ – before joking they’d forget about it within four days and crave the snacks again.
Another user said: ‘This is why I wanna be vegan but they just taste so good.’
A third agreed and said: ‘To be honest, this video makes me crave more hotdogs. I don’t find it gross or anything.’