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NHDSC

U.S. Pork is Safe and Not a Source of Influenza

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Monday, April 27, 2009

“Although news of influenza infections in people in Mexico and the U.S. and a handful of other countries is unsettling, the fact remains: U.S. pork is safe. Consuming pork has not been associated with human illnesses caused by this virus.

Public health officials around the globe – from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the World Health Organization ─ are stressing this fact. At this point, the influenza risk is a human health issue. Although this particular virus could affect swine, it has not been reported in pigs. Media reports showing images of pigs are creating a…


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Major League Ballparks Predicted to Serve Almost 22 Million Hot Dogs This Season

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Washington, D.C. – Despite competition from ever-increasing food options - ranging from Ichiro Sushi offered at Safeco Field in Seattle to Rocky Mountain Oysters (fried bull testicles) at Coors Field in Colorado - hot dogs are still top dog in our nation’s ballparks, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council’s (NHDSC) annual survey.

With Opening Day this weekend, the NHDSC forecasts that ballparks around the country will serve 21,733,839 hot dogs this season — an impressive feat and enough to round the bases 30,186 times and stretch to and from Citizens Bank Park in…