Imported spices a source of contamination, FDA says

October 31, 2013 6:43 AM

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Imported spices a source of contamination, FDA says

The study was conducted in response to recent cases of salmonella found in imported spices. It looked at ways to reduce the rates of human illness caused by contamination in the seasonings.

“Nearly all of the insects found in spice samples were stored product pests, indicating inadequate packing or storage conditions. The presence of rodent hair (without a root) in spices is generally indicative of contamination by rodent feces,” the report said.

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