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FDA finds "filth" in imported spices

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A new FDA report says 12% of spice imports into the US are contaminated with bug parts, rodent hair and other unappetizing ingredients.

The study also found sev7% of the spice imports inspectors examined were contaminated with salmonella.

The amount of "filth" the FDA found in imported spice was twice that found in other kinds of imported food.

On a positive note, the study also found only a tiny fraction of the American public has gotten sick from spices.

The FDA says it has increased its inspections of spice facilities and will take further action to strengthen the spice safety net.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
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