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dramaqueen872005
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My mom is die hard in trying to get me to believe that there is rat hairs, and other miscellaneous tidbits in hot dogs. Does anyone have anything to dispute this (that is not laughable??)?

Drama "But I can't see any hairs!" Queen

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DemonWolf
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First of all, there are no more rat hairs in hot dogs than any other processed meat. It is not an ingredient, just something that is inevitable.

Besides, everyone knows that they're made of lips and asshole! [Razz]

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The late Harry 20
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Then there's the hog anus of course.
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Mmmmmmmm......lips and assholes.......

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Bulldon
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i think a lot depends on the quality of hot dog your getting, better ones will have less crap in it. pretty much hot dogs, and sausage, and ground meat are from cuts that arent as valuable. if you get a cheap hot dog, then theres a good chance they threw anything that was left for meat.
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resELution
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Check out these for some really high quality yum-o-licious hot dogs. Hebrew National They're hot dogs you can make a meal out of, dinner franks!

Also, look for packages that say all beef and avoid ones that say "Meat and meat bi-products."

Then again, how much does eating lips and a**holes phase you?

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theloneabalone
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this is not exculsive of hotdogs. have you ever read the packaging for frozen-preshaped burger patties?? "beef tissue, beef hearts..." yummmm

also beware of the phrase "mechanically separated meat/tissue"


overall, traditionally, sausages have been useed to make offall and organs palatable. most traditional italian, german or french sausages have either liver, hearts, or some other yummies in them, same for spanish chorizo (almost always hearts a fatty tissue). back in the day, before electricity and refrigeration, if you decided to slaughter a pig/ cow/ etc., you made sure you used ALL of it. the best part about describing hot dog ingredients to somebody that is pciky on food, is to finish off saying" and the casing?? yea, you're probably eating the pig's rectum. isn't it crispy?"

thelone "mmm, I love St. Paul Pork products so much,.. I work here now!!" abalone

50 points for that reference (my wife loves that movie).

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theloneabalone
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natural casing, lard-fried waffles with bacon on top.

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dramaqueen872005
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quote:
Originally posted by DemonWolf:
First of all, there are no more rat hairs in hot dogs than any other processed meat. It is not an ingredient, just something that is inevitable.

Besides, everyone knows that they're made of lips and asshole! [Razz]

Thats funny! Yeah... I've been told about that... I dont' care... I still think hot dogs are great.

Drama "Reports don't deter me!!" Queen

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...I'm glad I ate supper BEFORE I read this thread.
Guess what I had for supper [Big Grin]

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TMcClure
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Harry beat me to it, but to quote Homer Simpsons, "Without the grease, all I can taste is the hog anus."
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Mootar
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This probably came from a book that is over 50 years old called "the jungle" it exposed the massive contamination of meet processing plants and lead to FDA getting much greater power to regulate food quality.

i found the book at amazon
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0553212451/qid=1065234548/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-7211280-3122408

on a side note all mass produced commercial products are allowed 1% other or unidentified ingredients, this is because in industrial food manufacturing it is very difficult to keep all the bugs and rats out. I have a friend that works at a micro brewery and they have to collect all the rat skeletons out of the fermenting vats because the beer is so corrosive that it dissolves everything but the bones, then they have to count how many heads they find, if its over a give number they have to dump that batch of beer.

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