"Chom Noamsky" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j4u25i$ed$[email protected]..
> On 9/15/2011 3:15 PM, Greg Carr wrote:
>> On Sep 14, 10:28 pm, Chom Noamsky<bea...@stew.tasty> wrote:
>>> On 9/14/2011 9:59 PM, Rachel Smiff wrote:
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>>>> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-
>>>> bin/blogs/hottopics/detail?entry_id=96982
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>>>> How'd you like to bite into a hot dog and get a mouthful of
>>>> glass? Here's a story that probably should have broken BEFORE
>>>> labor day.
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>>>> http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes....9/02/hot-dogs-
>>>> horror-stories/
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>>>> The Department of Agriculture recently filled a New York Times'
>>>> reporter's 2009 request for complaints lodged against hot dog
>>>> manufacturers. The 64 resulting reports are unappetizing, with
>>>> claims of metal washers, dragonflies and band-aids.
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>>>> According to the synopsis posted on the Times' East Village
>>>> blog, bits of plastic top the list of complaints, but glass,
>>>> metal, insects and bone have strong showings in the list.
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>>>> The blog reports that Americans consume 818 hot dogs a second in
>>>> the weeks between memorial day and labor day, so these 64
>>>> complaints don't represent a major trend. Just a disgusting one.
>>>> Also, keep in mind that some the the 'insects' or 'slugs' or
>>>> 'ejaculate' ultimately turn out to be batter or fat, so take the
>>>> complaints with a grain of salt.
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>>>> The report is embedded at the bottom of this page, but here are
>>>> some noteworthy allegations from the complainants:
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>>>> "[Redacted name] bit into the first hot dog from the package and
>>>> felt the small piece of glass against her front tooth. She was
>>>> not injured. The rest of the hot dogs were thrown away or
>>>> given to the dog."
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>>>> "Noticed 1 milimeter white rod shaped worms-many clumped
>>>> together and embedded in the meat."
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>>>> "The consumer found what appears to be a piece of an eyeball at
>>>> the end of a hotdog."
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>>>> "Caller alleges that a rat leg is in one of the hot dogs"
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>>>> "Found a whole band-aid inside one of hot dogs...I had contacted
>>>> Oscar Meyer[sic] first and was offered a coupon-they also asked
>>>> to pick up samples but I declined, as I wanted to reports[sic]
>>>> this a health and safety issue."
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>>>> "Consumer discovered a Sly[sic]; brown body, black eyes,
>>>> elongated body under wings, 5 1/5 cm long. Cannot see legs."
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>>>> "...observed a metal soda can pop top imbeded[sic] in the hot
>>>> dogs"
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>>>> "When she flipped the package over, she observed a silver steel
>>>> looking item that had a half moon shape about a quarter of an
>>>> inch long."
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>>>> "The husband actually bit into a piece of glass when he bit into
>>>> his hotdog. [Name redacted by USDA] stated that it was a good
>>>> sized piece of glass and that her husband was cut on the right
>>>> side of his mouth inside and on his jaw."
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>>>> Why does finding foreign objects in food always have to be a
>>>> horror story, though? Just once it would be nice to hear about
>>>> the kid who bit into a hot dog and found a priceless diamond or
>>>> Xbox 360.
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>>>> Call me, Oscar Mayer; I got ideas.
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>>> Foreign matter in tube steaks should be the least of people's worries.
>>> More concerning should be the fact that eating hot dogs raises your
>>> chances of getting cancer, on par with smoking tobacco:
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>>> http://gizmodo.com/5826514/doctors-h...-as-cigarettes

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>> I'm a vegetarian except for fish and the occ. slice of pepperoni pizza
>> and the only hot dogs I eat are tofu. So I don't have to be concerned
>> about the hazards of meat.

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> Admitting to eating tofu wieners is a sure sign you're gay.
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