US bans contaminated cilantro from Mexico

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FDA Bans Some Cilantro From Mexico After Human Feces Found In Fields

The Food and Drug Administration has banned the imports of cilantro coming from farms in Puebla, Mexico after an investigation found human feces and toilet paper in the fields.

According to Associated Press, the cilantro was linked to 2013 and 2014 outbreaks of stomach illnesses in the United States and it could have caused more illnesses this year.

11 farms and packing houses were investigated over the past three years and found that some of the incriminated farms had no running water or toilet facilities, forcing the workers to use the fields.

The ban will only block some shipments from Puebla sent between April and August.

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