FDA bans some cilantro coming from Mexico; HEB, Kroger voluntarily recalls

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HOUSTON - It appears cilantro has become a nasty problem in Mexico and making folks in Texas sick. Reason why, human feces and toilet paper were found in the same field where the cilantro is grown.

The Food and Drug Administration is banning cilantro coming into the U.S. from Puebla, Mexico without inspections and certification.

From 2012 to 2014, there were several cases of Cyclospora outbreaks in Texas, reportedly about 200 in the last year. Now, the FDA is trying to get to the root of an outbreak this year in Wisconsin which may be linked to the cilantro.

Cyclospora is a parasite found in food or water. If you eat or drink it, you might get diarrhea that lasts for weeks.

Just out of caution, HEB has decided to pull all fresh cilantro and products containing it from its shelves.

While we're on the better safe than sorry note, Kroger has recalled spices that could be contaminated with salmonella. They include Kroger brands of Ground Cinnamon, Garlic Powder, Coarse Ground Black Pepper, and Bac'n Buds.

The FDA says it found traces of salmonella in spices that came from a Kroger in North Augusta, South Carolina.

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