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Partial ban of Mexican cilantro due to feces in fields

Posted July 30, 2015


The FDA has announced a partial ban on cilantro from specific locations in Mexico after multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis.

Human feces and toilet paper were found in growing fields in Puebla, Mexico so all cilantro from this state will be detained and inspected at the border. The partial ban will last from April to August 30 each year.

According to an article from, both Kroger and Walmart are pulling some cilantro from their shelves as a precaution. They are restocking with cilantro from other regions.

For more information on the ban, see


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  • twinredheads Jul 30, 2015

    Gosh, I would hope so! Definitely not going to eat any more though....

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 30, 2015

    twinredheads - hopefully none of yours was contaminated. You would probably know by now.....

  • twinredheads Jul 30, 2015

    Got a phone call about it as we have been using it in our homemade salsa for two weeks now! I'm kind of grossed out.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 30, 2015

    Thanks to Raesmom for the heads up on the ban!