Hot Dogs: Delicious But Deadly
According to this recent USA Today article, the American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting that certain foods, specifically hot dogs, come with a warning label. It's getting so much attention, we even mentioned it in our Food Roundup yesterday... This warning doesn't address the scary organ meat (from lips to hiney holes), preservatives, fats and artificial ingredients in the American frankfurters, but the choking hazard they pose to children.
According to the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the size of a hot dog is the "perfect plug for a child's airway," and they relay their hope for some really bored inventor to come up with a new way to stuff animal by-products into a casing shape that won't choke kids as easily. While we're awaiting the newest advancements in weenie technology, we'll be closely watching the American hot dog industry for signs of a conspiracy.