The Food and Drug Administration has issued a ban on some cilantro imported from Mexico after an investigation to determine the cause of hundreds of reported intestinal illnesses in the United States dating back to 2012.
There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.
It's that time of year where plants are sprouting and crops are producing fruit. If you appreciate fresh produce but don't have a green thumb, skip the grocery store aisle and stop by your local farmers market.