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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Kicks Off National Sausage Month With New Charcuterie Guide Debuts New Contest Looking for Best Charcuterie Platter Photos

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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Charcuterie plates have been growing in popularity in recent years, and to celebrate October’s National Sausage Month, the National Hot Dog& Sausage Council (NHDSC) is debuting a new guide to help people create their delicious and appealing platters of sausage and other cured meats.The comprehensive guide assists with everything from planning the perfect charcuterie plate to choosing different sausage, cheese and wine options to serving tips.

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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Announces New Slogan to Kick Off National Hot Dog Month

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Friday, June 29, 2012
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‘Hot Dogs: Relish the Moment’ Topped Hundreds of Other Submissions in Nationwide Contest

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Memorial Day Marks Start of Projected Seven Billion Hot Dog Season

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Americans are expected to eat at least seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

The Council estimates that Americans eat 20 billion hot dogs each year, but more are eaten in the warm weather months when the grills are fired up and hot dogs have that great barbecued taste.

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MLB Ballparks Predicted to Serve 20.5 Million Hot Dogs in 2012

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Washington, D.C. – In an election year where nothing seems certain, Americans are frank about their top concession at the ballpark as the hot dog remains the favorite food for fans from Fenway to San Francisco Bay.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s 2012 report on Major League ballparks, Americans will consume 20.5 million hot dogs this season, enough to round the bases 28,489 times, and if laid end to end would stretch from the new Marlins Ballpark in Miami to Coors Field in Denver.

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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Urges Chicagoans to Use Characteristic Windy City Common Sense and Eat Balanced Diet

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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March 13, 2012 – An outrageous, inflammatory billboard from the pseudo-medical animal rights group the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is another effort to advance the group’s goal: a vegan society.

"Hot dogs are a great Chicago tradition and part of a healthy, balanced diet. They come in a variety of nutrition and taste formulas and they are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals," said National Hot Dog & Sausage Council President Janet M. Riley. "This group's claims are an effort to seek attention for their animal rights cause.”

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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Calls Tiger Woods Hot Dog Incident ‘Reprehensible’ and a Violation of Hot Dog Etiquette

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Monday, October 10, 2011
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Washington, D.C.– The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council today declared an act of violence against Tiger Woods that involved a hot dog ‘reprehensible.’

“The use of an iconic food in an act of violence against an iconic golfer like Tiger Woods is reprehensible -- and a violation of hot dog etiquette. Some might call the thrower a ‘wiener,’ but we’d say that’s too high a compliment,” said Council President Janet Riley . Hot dogs are meant to be enjoyed – not weaponized.”

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