Asuncion (Paraguay): There is a new hot dog in the Guinness Book of Records after a sausage in Paraguay claimed victory as the "world's largest" at record of 203.8 meters long, event officials said.

Guinness representative Johanna Hessling, who travelled to the exhibition, confirmed Saturday that the Paraguay sausage broke the previous record of 150 meters held by a Spanish encased meat.

After being prepared by 245 people and served with bread, the 270-kilo sausage was cooked in a specially designed oven and cut into 2,000 pieces, said a spokesman for the "Expo 2011" exhibition that opened this week in the Paraguay capital.