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Consumer warning: Do not eat fresh Basil from Mexico – Illnesses

July 26, 2019 by


Illnesses Linked to Imported Fresh Basil. Consumers warned to not eat fresh basil from Mexican exporter The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics […]

Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

April 1, 2019 by


By Kate Dugu President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border would hit American consumers – in the gut.From the avocados on avocado toast, to the limes and tequila in margaritas, the United States is heavily reliant on Mexican imports of fruit, vegetables and alcohol to meet consumer demand. Nearly half of all […]

FDA bans some Mexican Cilantro after Human Feces found in Fields

July 28, 2015 by


By Mary Clare Jalonick WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there. The FDA announced the partial ban Monday after cilantro imported from the state of Puebla was linked to 2013 […]

Researchers find elevated lead levels in some hot sauces from Mexico

July 25, 2013 by


Problem In the last decade, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued several warnings about and recalls on imported food products that exceed federal standards for lead. Products containing chili peppers and salt, such as Mexican-style candies, were often suspected as sources of lead contamination. Work by UNLV researchers and the Southern Nevada Health […]

Drugs Hidden In Nacho Cheese And Jalapenos: Border Patrol Finds $140,000 Of Methamphetamine At Tijuana Crossing

December 12, 2011 by


Be careful with this cheese sauce it’s got a kick to it. Border control agents arrested a man entering southern California from Mexico who allegedly hid seven pounds of methamphetamine inside cans of nacho cheese sauce and jalapeño peppers, according to The Los Angeles Times. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San […]

Mexican Candy with Lead, and Bovine Cattle Fat

May 3, 2009 by


If you thought that H1N1 (aka Swine Flu) was the only problem associated with Mexico in the past 2 weeks think again. California issued a recall of Hola Pop! La Original Lollipop Candy imported from Mexico. Read the article at Also two Salmonella food recalls recalls this week unrelated to Peanut Corporation of America or […]

Indigestion and 7-ELEVEN burritos

December 31, 2008 by


You don’t get indigestion from a 7-ELEVEN burrito, in Colorado, you may get listeria. That’s why the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) issued a recall.  Burritos don’t agree with me anyway, and even if they did, a 7-ELEVEN burrito, I don’t think so. Some folks think that they are great. I’ll give the 7-ELEVENS […]