‘Hot Dog’ to get official definition in California

Colin Joliat Alcohol & Food Editor

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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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