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2009-04-02 05:00:00

Council petitions to have 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' updated to include hot dogs WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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,...

2009-03-27 11:44:02

U.S. food giant Sara Lee Corp. said it was recalling 1,728 pounds of Ball Park hot dogs, which were put into the wrong packages. The company said part of a production run of hot dogs containing cheese -- Ball Park Cheese Franks -- were put into packages for Ball Park Franks, The Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The recall involves Ball Park Beef Franks with UPC Code 5450010002, and packaging with USE BUY May 08 09 P8740A printed on them. The company declined to comment on where the hot dogs...

2009-03-19 09:41:39

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consumer certain luncheon meat kits and hot dogs purchased at a Guelph, Ontario, store. The CFIA, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Guelph police officials said the products sold at a No Frills Store were found to contain 50mm sewing needles that had been forced into the packages. The needles were found in Schneiders-brand ham, turkey and summer sausage, pepperoni pizza, bagel combos with cream cheese, wieners and jumbo hot dogs. The CFIA...

2009-03-16 10:39:17

The New York Mets announced a deal with Nathan's Famous Monday that will bring the Big Apple's famed hot dogs to the new Citi Field ballpark. The familiar and alluring scent of Nathan's dogs and crinkle-cut fries will be part of the atmosphere when the Mets christen their new home stadium on April 13, the team said in a written statement. Nathan's originated in Brooklyn during World War I and quickly became a fixture at Coney Island and the rest of the city. The company's products are now...

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2008-10-07 15:15:00

Officials of a U.S. nonprofit group are calling for the government to stop distributing hot dogs to children through the National School Lunch Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture should stop handing out hot dogs and other processed meats to the nation's children through the lunch program because these products have been shown to increase the risk of cancer in adulthood, said a petition for rule-making and enforcement scheduled to be filed Thursday with the federal government by the...

2008-10-01 18:00:31

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From authentic German sausage varieties and traditional sauerkraut to smooth lagers and full-bodied brews, Whole Foods Market shares the tradition of Oktoberfest with a month-long celebration of great food and drink. Oktoberfest is a 200-year-old celebration held every year for 16 days each year in Munich, Germany. At each festival, an astonishing 10 million pints of beer and more than 750,000 sausages are consumed. The leading natural and...

2008-08-28 00:00:11

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - A new TV commercial shows kids eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one little boy's haunting lament: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer."It's a startling revelation in an ad that vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease.But the boy doesn't have cancer. Neither do two other kids in the ad who claim to be afflicted.The commercial's pro-vegetarian...

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2008-08-27 14:05:00

A controversial new TV advertisement showing young children eating hot dogs suggests a link between processed meats and a higher chance of developing colon cancer. The commercial shows kids eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one little boy's ominous statement: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer."Some are saying the ad vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease.However, the three kids in...

2008-08-27 09:00:15

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO A new TV commercial shows children eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one boy's lament: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer." It's a startling revelation in an ad that vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease. But the boy doesn't have cancer. Neither do two other children in the ad who claim to be afflicted....

2008-08-07 18:01:54

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute for Cancer Research finds itself and its landmark expert report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, caught in the middle of a furious PR battle between two interest groups. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is using the AICR report's conclusions to bolster its campaign to get all processed meats out of U.S. schools. AICR is not affiliated with...