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Why Food Vendors in Malaysia Have to Rename Hot Dogs

Government tells Auntie Anne's that 'dog' can't be in product name if it wants halal certification

(Newser) - What's in a name? In Malaysia, a heck of a lot when it comes to hot dogs. Per the BBC , the country's Islamic Development Department has told food vendors in the mostly Muslim nation that if they want a halal designation (meaning food items have been given the... More »

Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? Merriam-Webster Rules

Yes, it is

(Newser) - Putting the kibosh on the great Memorial Day weekend debate you probably didn't know was happening, Merriam-Webster took to Twitter to declare, once and for all, that a hot dog is a sandwich, reports the New York Post . “We know: the idea that a hot dog is a... More »

Burger King Is Getting Into the Hot Dog Game

'Probably the most obvious product launch ever'

(Newser) - Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23, the AP reports. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers,... More »

Like Hot Dogs Made of Humans? You May Be in Luck

Human DNA found in franks, per molecular report

(Newser) - " Soylent Green is made out of people! " may be back to haunt a true-blue American staple: hot dogs. Using a proprietary "next-generation genomic sequencing workflow" known as Clear Food , Clear Labs analyzed 345 hot dogs and sausages at the molecular level from 75 brands at 10 retailers,... More »

This Exists: 66-Pound Hot Dog Sundae

FYI's Epic Meal Time guys' creation has 66 ingredients

(Newser) - Well, this sounds ... yummy? The guys of Epic Meal Time have created a 66-pound Hot Dog Sundae. They plan to air their consumption of the feast on their FYI show Epic Meal Empire this fall, reports Thrilist . A partial list of the sundae's 66 ingredients: Bacon chili, pad Thai,... More »

Man Chokes to Death in Hot Dog-Eating Contest

Holiday fun over Fourth of July weekend turned tragic in South Dakota

(Newser) - Competitive eating contests were in full force over the July 4th weekend—chow-down champion Joey Chestnut even got engaged before one of his recurring food feats. But there was a tragic ending for one participant in a South Dakota competition: Walter Eagle Tail choked to death last Thursday during a... More »

Cheese Mix-Up Forces Huge Oscar Mayer Wiener Recall

Kraft recalls 96k pounds

(Newser) - It hardly seems like the worst thing that could find its way into your hotdogs, but Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain ... cheese. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said yesterday that Kraft's... More »

Ex-Cop Killed Attacking Blogger's Hot Dog Cart

Little Rock man says former officer was setting car ablaze

(Newser) - An anti-corruption blogger in Little Rock, Arkansas, may be in hot water after killing a man who set his hot dog cart on fire, Raw Story reports. Ean Bordeaux says he awoke early Friday morning to find his cart—which he runs for a living—in flames outside. He ran... More »

Fan Sues After Injury by Flying Hot Dog

Worse, it was thrown by the Kansas City Royals mascot

(Newser) - Bad enough to get injured by an airborne hot dog. But a hot dog thrown by a goofy baseball mascot? That's grounds for a lawsuit. Or says a Kansas City man who is suing the hometown Royals over the 2009 incident, reports the AP . It seems that mascot Sluggerrr... More »

'Carlos Danger' Wieners Now a Real Thing You Can Eat

Hot dog maker creates Anthony Weiner wieners

(Newser) - Well, somebody was bound to do it. A Florida businessman and an Illinois hot dog company have teamed up to create Anthony Weiner-themed, er, wieners. "This is something that’s too good of an opportunity to pass up," says the co-founder of Carlos Danger Weiners [sic], Randall Richards,... More »

Why Hot Dogs Are an All-American Food

Bruce Kraig argues that the founders would have loved these things

(Newser) - Fact: The Founding Fathers did not eat hot dogs. They didn't exist at the time, and besides, "food connoisseurs Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin would have considered hot dogs to be the lowest of foods," writes culinary historian Bruce Kraig in the LA Times . But Kraig nonetheless... More »

Joey Chestnut Sets New Record

He and Sonja 'the Black Widow' Thomas both repeat as champs

(Newser) - Can no one stop the sausage-consuming juggernauts that are Joey Chestnut and Sonja Thomas? Chestnut not only won his seventh-consecutive title today at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, he set a new world record by scarfing down 69 hot dogs and buns during the ten minutes allotted, SB... More »

Calif. Legally Defines 'Hot Dog'

To distinguish them from not-yet-cooked sausages

(Newser) - What is a hot dog, really? You may not know—which is probably a good thing—but in California, at least, the encased meat may soon have a legal definition, the Los Angeles Times reports:
  • "'Hot dog' means a whole, cured, cooked sausage that is skinless or stuffed
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More Ikea Food Woes: Horse Meat Hot Dogs

Only in Russia though

(Newser) - The last 10 days haven't been kind to Ikea's PR team, what with the horse meatballs and fecal bacteria-tinged chocolate cake . Today brings no relief: The furniture giant announced that it identified horse meat in hot dogs being sold in Russia and has pulled the offending products. The... More »

Docs to Obama: Enough With the Burgers, Dogs

Physicians group wants president to stop unhealthy photo ops

(Newser) - Part of being president is being photographed chowing down on burgers and hot dogs, but a group of DC doctors thinks President Obama needs to put a stop to the practice. “The White House would never set up a photo op of a president with a cigarette, so why... More »

Texas Rangers Would Like You to Pay $26 for a Hot Dog

...of course, for that price you'll get a full pound of beef

(Newser) - There are hot dogs, and then there are hot dogs. The Texas Rangers will be serving the latter this season. The "Boomstick" has a $26 price tag, reports Yahoo Sports , but there is an upside. For all that dough, you get a lot of ... well, bun and meat. It'... More »

Man Threw Hot Dog at Tiger to 'Do Something Epic'

Brandon Kelly was also inspired by the movie 'Drive'

(Newser) - Some people are inspired by Tiger Woods. Others are inspired to throw frankfurters at him. In the case of Brandon Kelly, the 31-year-old who launched a hot dog in Tiger Woods' direction on Sunday, inspiration also came compliments of Hollywood. "I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because... More »

Tiger Returns to Golf, Gets Hot Dog Thrown at Him

Man, 31, arrested for disturbing the peace

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was back on the green yesterday playing his first tournament in seven weeks, but he didn’t make headlines because of his performance. No, he finds himself a newsmaker because of the hot dog that got thrown at him. Woods was standing over a putt at CordeValle in... More »

Kobayashi Didn't Really Set Hot Dog Record

Video shows his scorekeeper lost count

(Newser) - By now, you’ve probably heard that outcast eating champ Takeru Kobayashi gobbled down 69 hot dogs on a Manhattan rooftop in a renegade contest while the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest was happening nearby—which would have been good for a world record if he had been... More »

Joey Chestnut Eats 62 Hot Dogs, Wins Again

Sonya Thomas, meanwhile, wins first women's competition

(Newser) - Joey Chestnut is still the top dog in the world of competitive hot dog devouring. This year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest was close for only the first few minutes, before “Jaws” ran away with it, scarfing down 62 hot dogs, ESPN reports. Takeru Kobayashi was... More »

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