Turns Out the Hot Dog Has a Legal Definition in L.A.

Choose wisely.

California's Assembly Health Committee is mulling one over, the L.A. Times reports. "When Californians buy hot dogs," chair Richard Pan says, "they want to know what they are getting." How true. So now, as part of the bill AB 1252 and in order to simplify the work of Health Department inspectors, the legal definition of a hot dog is a "whole, cured, cooked sausage that is skinless or stuffed in a casing that may be known as a frankfurter, frank, furter, wiener, red hot, Vienna, bologna, garlic bologna or knockwurst and that may be served in a bun or roll." Kraut and/or mustard don't matter so much in the bigger picture. [LAT]