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‘Hot Dog’ to get official definition in California

By / 06.18.13
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Hot Dogs get a bad wrap. People love to quote facts about the amount of pig balls, percentage of insect, and number of bandaids allowable in the meat sticks. California’s proposed legal definition of “hot dog” could put a stop to that.

“Hot dog’ means a whole, cured, cooked sausage that is skinless or stuffed in a casing that may be known as a frankfurter, frank, furter, wiener, red hot, Vienna, bologna, garlic bologna or knockwurst and that may be served in a bun or roll.”

The actual purpose of this isn’t to restore Ball Park’s good name, but rather to protect food vendors who sling hot dogs on the street. They want more loose sanitations standards because the product is already fully cooked hence a lower risk. It makes sense to me. Then again, I used to eat cold hot dogs right out of the fridge because I was a weirdo.

The new legislation passed the through the House easier than a hot dog after food poisoning and now awaits a Senate vote.

via LA Times


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Colin Joliat
About Colin Joliat... Colin Joliat is the 2nd best person to ever come from Flint, Michigan, behind only Andre "Bad Moon" Rison. He covers the food & alcohol industries with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. When not passing off drinking as research, he can typically be found in parks trying to trick people into believing he's funny. Follow him on Facebook.

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