It would be difficult to guesstimate how many hamburgers and hot dogs were consumed over the 4th of July weekend. I’m sure that the number was astronomical. The 4th is the major kickoff to the barbecue season and how appropriate that July is National Hot Dog month. I love a good hot dog. I can still remember verbatim the Armour hot dog song from when I was a kid. You know the one - hot dogs, Armour hot dogs, the dogs kids love to bite. I better stop or I’ll break into song right here and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Hot dogs have definitely changed over the years. Now you can find low fat, fat free, low sodium, and even veggie dogs! There are those who refuse to eat hot dogs for fear of what might be in them. Remember the old saying about everything but the squeal? But because of today’s regulations on food product labeling, if the squeal is in there, they have to say so right on the package. So, if you’re dying for a hot dog but haven’t been able to get past the fear of what might be in one, have no fear - just read the label. If you don’t like the ingredients listed, keep checking labels till you find a dog you like.