white-hots approved by Feingold Program

white-hots, inc. announces that the Feingold Association has approved ZweigleÂ?s white hotdogs for the Feingold Program diet. The products will also be featured in the Feingold Foodlist and Shopping Guide.

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Rochester, New York (PRWEB) July 19, 2003 -

hots, inc. (http://www.white-hots.com) announces that the Feingold Association of the United States (http://www.feingold.org) has informed the Company that Zweigle’s delicious, sodium nitrate additive-free white hotdogs have been approved for use on the Feingold Program diet and will be featured in the Feingold Foodlist and Shopping Guide.

The Feingold Program was developed by the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco by the late Ben F. Feingold, M.D., pediatrician and Chief of Allergy. Dr. Feingold found that certain foods and food additives can trigger a variety of problems in sensitive people. The Feingold Foodlist and Shopping Guide is a book that lists brand name products that have been researched by the Feingold Association and represented by the manufacturer as being acceptable for the Program. All types of foods are listed.

Zweigle’s white hotdogs have long had a cult following among residents of and visitors to Rochester, New York who recognize Zweigle’s hotdogs as being beyond comparison to any other hotdogs on the market. Visitors to Rochester routinely lug coolers packed with Zweigle’s hotdogs home with them, beg their family and friends to ship them across America, and now are ordering online at http://www.white-hots.com for next-day shipments across the fifty states and Puerto Rico.

Zweigle’s white hotdogs do not have sodium nitrite added (thus their white color). Why is this important? Company president and co-founder Nicholas Capanna states: "While, we are not scientists or physicians, it's our understanding that sodium nitrite and/or nitrate consumption may cause allergic reactions for some people. Moreover, chronic consumption of high levels of such food additives may cause serious health problems including cancers."

In 1880, C. Wilhelm Zweigle and his wife Josephine opened a small sausage shop in Rochester, New York. That was the humble beginning of what would lead five generations of family to dedicate their lives to making Zweigle’s a Rochester institution. In 1925, Zweigle’s, Inc. introduced their first white hotdog product, which created quite a local buzz.

And, in the generations since, Rochestarians have made the Zweigle’s white hotdog not only a favorite food but also a source of local pride (and one they were perfectly content to secretly enjoy as a benefit of living in their city by Lake Ontario while lesser red wieners became America’s favorite food with an unknowing American public.

The survival and growth of Zweigle’s Inc. from a small sausage shop into a multi-million dollar company nearly 125 years old is a testament to the Zweigle’s family, their sensational innovation of America’s favorite food, and their dedication to old-fashioned quality and wholesomeness in a world of mass merchandised inferior franks.

With local buyers never being able to get enough Zweigle’s hotdogs, the company has until now been content to focus its energies on making the finest hotdogs in the world while keeping its world-class products a best-kept secret of Rochester, New York.


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