01/27/2012 09:51 am ET Updated Mar 28, 2012

The (Un)usual Suspect: Why Organic Spices Aren't Always Safe

Recalls and outbreaks caused by contaminated herbs and spices are not uncommon. Hundreds of people in 44 states fell ill with salmonella in 2009 and 2010 after eating Italian-style sausage. The culprit was red and black pepper used to season the meat.

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