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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 13

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, JULY 13: SUMMER FOOD FAVORITES

Profile America — Saturday, July 13th.  A number of special observances are held in July — three of them just naturally go together.  It's not only National Grilling Month, but also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.  Whether we call them frankfurters or just plain hot dogs, Americans eat some 7 billion of them during the summer months.  While more hot dogs are consumed during the summer, they are popular all year round — part of some $37 billion of processed meats sold in the U.S. each year.  And when it comes to ice cream, we especially savor the cold treat during the summer, but spoon it out all year long.  Each of us consumes an average of over 24 pounds of frozen dairy products annually.  You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:  http://www.hot-dog.org/
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 217
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 311612

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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