http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/opinion/editorials/article/ED-FEAR09_20100507-194005/342939/ http://usgovinfo.about.com/b/2010/02/24/redesign-the-hot-dog.htm http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/peds.2009-2862v1.pdf How do you redesign a hot dog and still be a hot dog? Children under 10 eat over TWO BILLION hot dogs a year. Can't wait for the class action suits. What it comes down to is that almost any solid product can be a choking hazard if not consumed correctly. I am really not sure how you change a hot dog? Consistency? pre cut?