What’s in your spices? Bug parts and rat hair
WASHINGTON -- You may inadvertently be getting more than you bargained for when you put paprika in your chicken paprikash. A new Food and Drug Administration report, "Pathogens and Filth in Spices," says that 12% of U.S. spice imports are contaminated with bug parts, rodent hairs and other ingredients more appropriate to a witches' brew than your mother's favorite recipe.