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Meat Institute Annual Hot Dog Lunch Hits Home Run on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

More than 1,000 lawmakers, congressional staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media attended NAMI’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch held July 14 on Capitol Hill. Guests ate more than 3,500 hot dogs, corn dogs, brats and other sausages from popular hot dog manufacturers including Boar’s Head Provisions Co., Inc.; Dietz & Watson, Inc.; Hofmann Sausage Company, LLC; Hormel Foods Corporation; Land O’Frost, Inc.; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; and Tyson Foods, Inc. All uncooked or pre-packaged leftover food was donated to Carpenter’s Shelter, a local food bank.

The 2016 Hot Dog Lunch was co-hosted by Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), and sponsored by the American Bakers Association, American Beverage Association, Diageo, Hormel Foods Corporation, International Bottled Water Association and Snack Food Association. Former Major League Baseball players Andre Dawson, Andy Van Slyke and Jack Clark were in attendance to greet fans and sign autographs. Photos from the lunch are available on the North American Meat Institute Facebook page and a Periscope tour of the lunch featuring interviews with vendors and ballplayers can be found here.

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