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Partial ban on cilantro

(A mainstay in Mexican cuisine may be in short supply)….Cilantro from southern Mexico has been banned.

Fields of Cilantro in Puebla, Mexico have been found to be contaminated. For that reason, the FDA has banned the importation of cilantro from Puebla. That ban is not the only reason cilantro may be in short supply. Officials say fields of cilantro in the United States have been found to be contaminated, as well. They say the contamination not only threatens the cilantro, but the farm workers, as well. The FDA has linked the herb grown in Puebla to 2013 and 2014 outbreaks of stomach illness in the United States. The ban will continue from April through August in future years unless a company producing the crop to health authorities that its product is safe.