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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Affirms Hot Dog Safety and Nutrition in Humorous Daily Show Interview

Friday, November 4, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council last night affirmed hot dog safety in a humorous interview on John Stewart’s “The Daily Show.”


AMI Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Council President Janet Riley defended hot dog safety and nutrition against claims by a pseudo-medical group with animal rights ties that compared hot dogs to cigarettes.  Riley said the comparison was “preposterous” and that hot dogs have nutrition labels on them – not warning labels.


The Daily Show crew conducted the interview at American Meat Institute offices and enjoyed grilled hot dogs while there.


“While The Daily Show may appear on the Comedy Channel, research shows that growing number of Americans rely on the show as a key source of news and information,” Riley said.  “Stewart’s credibility scores are on par with many leading journalists and we were gratified to take our message to this increasingly important source of information.”


The segment, featuring correspondent and actor Aasif Mandvi, may be viewed at http://www.thedailyshow.com/

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