Grand Rapids, MI-based Kent Quality Foods Inc. Wednesday recalled more than 308,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog and sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The 44 recalled products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the…

Since childhood, I’ve held just as strong of an association between 4th of July and hot dogs as I do with fireworks. I didn’t care for hamburgers as a child, so hot dogs became my de facto meal during barbecue season. And, of course, the 4th was the one day of the year we were…

After Terry Branstad takes the oath of office as governor of Iowa next week, both the governor’s residence and Iowa Capitol building will be thrown open to the public who will be sustained as they celebrate by, you guessed it, Maid-Rite sandwiches.

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Beginning this week and continuing into mid-January, the incoming governors who won elections …

Much hang-wringing goes on today around the theme that the media is headed on a downward spiral so severe that only government intervention can save it.

Spare me.

No doubt the media has to respond to technology and market changes.  The 1st Amendment gives us the right to write and publish without government interference or …

Chicago’s Vienna Beef Ltd. of Chicago recalled approximately 49,600 pounds of fully cooked mini pretzel dog products over the weekend, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

FSIS said the products were previously recalled in Notification Report # RC-015-2010. The latest recall reflects a determination by FSIS that a …

Despite years of rumors about the quality of their meat, the hot dog industry is facing new and very different safety concerns, namely the choking hazard that its products pose to young children if swallowed improperly.

In a paper published in the February 22 edition of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics called for labels …