Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Doctors in America call for 'safer' hot dog to prevent child choking deaths


That iconic symbol of all things American, the hot dog, needs a safety makeover, doctors said yesterday. The fast-food favourite was singled out in an academic journal for causing nearly one in five food-related choking deaths among young children...

How it might be made safer was left unclear by the journal of the American Academy of Paediatrics, but its call in a policy statement posted on its website was unequivocal: “Food manufacturers should design new foods, and redesign existing foods, including meat products, to avoid shapes, sizes, texture and other characteristics that increase choking risk to children...”


belinda said...

Choking is bad. Very bad.

However I don't want a nanny state. They'd better eliminate peanuts, grapes, rocks and toys too.

Nutritionally speaking , hotdogs are about the worse thing that a kid can eat anyway. Way worse than a rock.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Belinda: I don't care, I LOVE dogs!

So, Vin, does this mean the Coney Island dog is history? I'm buying all the fat meat, big buns and chili with onions that I can!

belinda said...

I'm on it, Miss Cathy
(you mentioned the onions)