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Are you concerned about the ingredients in a hot dog?

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 9 months ago

Made_in_China (Paul R. Getto) says…

They used to say the pioneers ate all the pig 'except the squeal.' We still do; it's just more high tech. Pig is pig; nothing wrong with the occasional tube steak. July 1, 2010 at 1:21 p.m.

I ♥ tube steak. I could boogey to that all night long. Start the countdown to the Wicked Whitch of the West....

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K_Verses_The_World 3 years, 9 months ago

I asked for something to eat I’m hungry as a hog So I get brown rice, seaweed And a dirty hot dog

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prospector 3 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, and maybe I should write a book about it. Call it 'The Jungle'.

I like grilled hot dogs.

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Paul R Getto 3 years, 9 months ago

They used to say the pioneers ate all the pig 'except the squeal.' We still do; it's just more high tech. Pig is pig; nothing wrong with the occasional tube steak.

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tange 3 years, 9 months ago

Concerned?

Are we talkin' pita... or PETA?

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 9 months ago

I always fasten my seat belt before eating a hot dog.

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jonas_opines 3 years, 9 months ago

Meh, meat from a pig's bunghole is still meat from a pig.

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pace 3 years, 9 months ago

I am also leery of hamburger and cheap chicken.

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KansasPerson 3 years, 9 months ago

Like mr_right_wing, I always buy the Hebrew National brand. It's been years since I had a "regular" hot dog. I accidentally started eating one at a cookout several years ago and that first bite reminded me of my decision to adhere to the one all-beef, no-weird-parts brand.

Ingredients of Hebrew National Beef Franks: Beef, Water, Contains 2% or less of: Salt, Sodium Lactate, Spice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Paprika, Sodium Diacetate, Garlic Powder, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Flavorings. CONTAINS: Soy

Oscar Mayer "Classic": MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY AND MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN, PORK, WATER, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SALT, GROUND MUSTARD SEED, SODIUM LACTATE, CORN SYRUP, DEXTROSE, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM NITRITE, FLAVOR.

In case you're wondering what "mechanically separated" means (I was wondering!), here's the quickie definition from wikipedia:

Mechanically separated meat (MSM), also known as mechanically recovered/reclaimed meat (MRM), is a paste-like meat product produced by forcing beef, pork, turkey or chicken bones, with attached edible meat, under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue. Mechanically separated meat has been used in certain meat and meat products since the late 1960s. This product can be contrasted with meat extracted by advanced meat recovery systems. The most common use of MSM is into hot dogs.

Okay, enough cut-and-paste from me.... but one last original thought: I think my new non-favorite-word (or phrase) of the day is probably "meat slurry." Bleah.

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Kat Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

If it ain't killed me yet - after all these years of eating them I'm not worried. Something is always out there to get you. Guess you just have to pick and choose.

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 9 months ago

I just buy "Hebrew National" for peace of mind. (They are 'kosher' so apparently they don't contain the really gross parts...) No...I'm not Jewish...I just don't want to eat anything from the back end.

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g_rock 3 years, 9 months ago

No, because mind don't have animals in them.

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