Don't bug out, but there's 'filth' in your spices
November 1st, 2013
10:30 AM ET
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You may inadvertently be getting more than you bargained for when you put paprika in your chicken paprikash.

A new Food and Drug Administration report, "Pathogens and Filth in Spices," says that 12% of U.S. spice imports are contaminated with bug parts, rodent hairs and other ingredients more appropriate to a witches' brew than your mother's favorite recipe.

The FDA study also found that 7% of spice imports the inspectors examined were contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella are toxic bacteria that can trigger diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

December 2nd, 2010
10:00 AM ET
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Not afraid to be servicey: If you're gonna get gettin' all spacey in your spice cabinet, might wanna check the nutmeg label first. Some of it is being recalled for potential salmonella contamination.

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