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Old 08-05-2015, 04:03 AM   #1
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Cilantro contamination

"More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday".

http://www.breitbart.com/national-se...y-human-feces/

“If you are concerned go back to the store and ask the retailer where they purchased the cilantro,” FDA spokeswoman Lauren Sucher said. “If in doubt, throw it out.”

"Washing it or attempting to clean cilantro may not remove the pathogen that causes illness, although cooking at high temperature will reduce the likelihood of illness".

I hope that doesn't include Taco Bell, I like their Mexi-Melts which includes cilantro.

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Old 08-05-2015, 04:19 AM   #2
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Is anyone really surprised when produce coming from 3rd world countries is contaminated?
Things coming from Africa, Asia, Central America and So. America don't have
any oversight with regards to growing methods.
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:19 AM   #3
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Gah. This is the first year I find Cilantro doesn't taste like soap.

Nice to put it into just about everything at home except not yet my guacamole. Been eating it with everthing at art fairs, street markets, etc quesadillas burritos real taco trucks et al. Haven't got sick once.

Purple berries.

Mostly I think cilantro is locally grown ( I hope.)
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:29 AM   #4
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Cow manure not available? Let's use human crap.

Here where I live...right off the freeway there was a growing field where you couldn't mistake human feces for anything else. It took months of smelling that while driving by there before that field was put into quarantine for the next 10 years.
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This "global economy" thing is going to bight us in the ars sooner or later.


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Old 08-11-2015, 05:22 PM   #6
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I just came back from my local Mexican market. The cilantro was more than double the usual price. I asked the checker, and he said because of the recall. The cilantro I bought was from the US. The stuff in the fridge was from Mexico and was tossed.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:37 PM   #7
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Cilantro contamination

Mexico is not a third world country. That said, there have been several issues with Mexican cilantro within the past few years. I've grown my own, but it tends to bolt before I can use it all.
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This year I'm determined to try to grow my own cilantro in at least late fall/early winter. I tried growing it in early fall a couple of times and it was still too warm and bolted faster than I could use it.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:28 PM   #9
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This year I'm determined to try to grow my own cilantro in at least late fall/early winter. I tried growing it in early fall a couple of times and it was still too warm and bolted faster than I could use it.
I grow it every year and it does bolt fast. Now I know and grab it and freeze it before it does.
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I grow it every year and it does bolt fast. Now I know and grab it and freeze it before it does.
Jenny, how do you freeze your cilantro? I LOVE cilantro, it's one of my most used fresh herbs.
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