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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…


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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Says President-Elect Obama’s Historic Trip to Famous DC Hot Dog Restaurant Reflects Excellent and All-American Taste in Cuisine

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Restaurant Reflects Excellent and All-American Taste in Cuisine

Washington, DC – President-Elect Barack Obama’s visit to the DC landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl for a half-smoke yesterday reflects his excellent and all-American taste in cuisine.

According to National Hot Dog & Sausage Council President Janet M. Riley. “His stop yesterday shows that while the most sophisticated chefs in America may be vying for his palate, American hot dogs and sausages were the ‘wieners’ this weekend in Washington.”

As a result of the stop, the Council is optimistic about hot dog…


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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Celebrates Sausage Month in October

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Celebrates Sausage Month in October

National Sausage Month is a celebration of everything Americans love about these links-from the folklore to the flavor, says National Sausage and Hot Dog Council President Janet Riley. This new recipe collection presents the traditional flavors we all love in new ways. And not only are these recipes ideal for bringing something new to the table, they are also economical.

Washington, DC, September 24, 2008 In honor of National Sausage Month inOctober, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has released…


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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Kicks Off Hot Dog Month With 'Hot Dog City' Web Site

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Washington, DC, July 1, 2008 – As July ushers in National Hot Dog Month, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council unveiled “Hot Dog City,” a new, culturally focused interactive website at www.hot-dog.org. The council also ‘premiered’ a companion YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.come/hotdogcouncil.

“Hot Dog City” features an interactive cityscape where a click on a mail box offers a listing of hot dog makers who mail order franks and a click on Frank’s Diner features a guide to hot dog recipes…


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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Releases Poll Data for July’s National Hot Dog Month Hot Dogs and Baseball Still Reign as Two of America’s Most Treasured Icons

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Friday, June 27, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, June 27, 2008 – In anticipation of July’s National Hot Dog Month, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) released new national poll data confirming the strong “link” between hot dogs and sports, most notably, baseball.

According to the poll, hot dogs once again dominated fans’ favorite stadium fare. Approximately 63 percent of fans listed hot dogs as the one ballpark food they could not live without. Peanuts ranked a distant second with 18 percent, followed by pizza, cotton candy and,finally, cracker jacks

An astounding 88 percent of those polled…