The newest crusade: Saving kids from hot dogs


Whoa! Are you crazy? I’m not gonna put that thing in MY mouth!

The American Academy of Pediatrics says they’re interested in designing a choke-proof hot-dog that won’t be a hazard to children.

“If you were to design the perfect plug for a child’s airway, you couldn’t do much better than a hot dog,” said Gary Smith, the policy’s lead author and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to news-medical.net.

In a policy statement, “Prevention of Choking Among Children,” the AAP recommends that food manufacturers “should design new food and redesign existing foods to avoid shapes, sizes, textures and other characteristics that increase choking risk to children.” …

The AAP also cites foods like hard candy, peanuts, whole grapes, popcorn, [and] chunks of peanut butter.

Take me out to the ball game
Take me out with the crowd
Buy me some cracker jacks
Please oh please
But not any hotdogs, they might strangle me….

God, I just love this 21st century thing.

8 thoughts on “The newest crusade: Saving kids from hot dogs

  1. moss says:

    Dipshit nannies drive me bonkers.

    Take the fracking grape, crush it, ferment the juice, drink the alcohol and drive your pickup truck off a bridge!

    Ergo, we should ban grapes.

  2. Cinaedh says:

    Whatever happened to natural selection?

    Why should children, who can’t figure out how to chew food, be encouraged to survive?

  3. Free Beer says:

    ● “Celebrate America by avoiding our national embarrassment: Hot dogs” http://grist.org/living/celebrate-america-by-avoiding-our-national-embarrassment-hot-dogs/
    ● “Shedding light on why it is so ‘tough’ to make healthier hot dogs” (American Chemical Society) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-12/acs-slo120711.php
    ● “The Science Of Hot Dog Eating : ESPN’s Sport Science takes a look at why Joey Chestnut is the five-time champion of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.” WARNING: You’ll never look at hot dogs the same way again. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11175224
    ● BREAKING NEWS: “Joey Chestnut avenged last year’s shocking loss to Matt Stonie in consuming 70 hot dogs (and buns) at today’s Hot Dog Contest at Coney Island. Stonie managed just 53 in a disappointing second-place finish.” http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/joey-chestnut-sets-new-record-with-70-hot-dogs-eaten-1783081734

  4. Nathan says:

    “Frankfurter fraud: Finding out what’s in your hot dog” (American Chemical Society) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/acs-fff081016.php “Hot dogs are the perfect summer fare. But knowing for sure what you’re getting inside a bun can be difficult. Now scientists have devised a method that could help prevent frankfurter fraud, which is especially important for those who can’t eat certain types of meats. They report their approach in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.” See “Double Gene Targeting Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction–Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Assay Discriminates Beef, Buffalo, and Pork Substitution in Frankfurter Products” @ http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.6b02224

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