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Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch Hits Grand Slam on Capitol Hill

Monday, July 23, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

More than 1,000 lawmakers, congressional staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media last week attended the Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill. Former Major League Baseball greats Tim Raines, Bert Campaneris and Lou Piniella were on-site to greet fans and sign autographs.

Guests consumed 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.; Hormel Foods Corporation; Land O’Frost, Inc.; Smithfield Foods; and Tyson Foods, Inc.

Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) hosted the 2018 Hot Dog Lunch, which was co-sponsored by American Bakers Association, American Beverage Association, Hormel Foods Corporation, Kraft Heinz, International Bottled Water Association and Snack Food Association.

The Meat Institute actively promoted the lunch and other fun hot dog facts on social media in celebration of National Hot Dog Day, July 18. Photos from the event are available on the Meat Institute’s Facebook page and twitter. A time lapse video of the lunch is also available on YouTube.

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