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CILANTRO WITH A SIDE OF FECES BEING SERVED IN THE U.S.?

1438173817cilantroATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles® ) –  CNN is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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.

Since that year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with state public health officials, have identified hundreds of outbreaks of Cyclosporiasis in the United States associated with fresh cilantro from the state of Puebla, Mexico, the FDA said Monday.

Cyclosporiasis is an infection with the microscopic Cyclospora cayetanensis, a pathogen transmitted by feces or feces-contaminated fresh produce and water. Symptoms typically appear a week after ingestion and may include diarrhea and vomiting.

This may come as a big disappointment to many Americans who only buy organic produce from their favorite supermarket.  However, it seems to confirm the results of a 2014 study conducted by the University of Minnesota.  That study, published in the Journal of Food Protection, concluded that the prevalence of E. coli was significantly higher in organic produce and supports the idea that organic produce is more susceptible to fecal contamination.

Both the FDA and the CDC are urging cilantro-loving Americans to make sure that their burritos and chile rellenos are not being served with a side of feces.  Alternatively, consumers are encouraged to grow their own cilantro in their backyard or patios.

The Adobo Chronicles® apologizes to our readers who may experience vomiting or diarrhea as a result of this news item. Your safety is very important to us.

IT MAY BE RAINING SPIDERS IN AUSTRALIA, BUT IT’S RAINING FECES IN PENNSYLVANIA

Human waste-covered canopy at a Pennsylvania birthday party
Human waste-covered canopy at a Pennsylvania birthday party

LEVITTOWN, Pennsylvania (The Adobo Chronicles) – Earlier this week, The Adobo Chronicles reported that it was raining spiders in Goulburn, Australia. It seems the Aussies had it much better than residents of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Levittown family says their daughter’s Sweet 16 birthday party was ruined when a passing airplane dropped human waste on the celebration Sunday evening.

Joe Cambray, the birthday girl’s stepfather, said he was playing some horseshoes in the backyard when out of nowhere, something nasty rained down on the gathering, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia. Thankfully, a canopy erected for the party shielded most of the guests.

“Out of nowhere from the sky comes a bunch of feces, lands hard on the canopy,” Cambray told the station.

“We’d just gotten done with the cake, thank God,” Cambray’s sister, Kristie Rogy, said. “Because within two minutes something fell from the sky. It was brown. It was everywhere. It got on everything… It was gross!”

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now investigating the incident and is ready to file charges against the aircraft responsible for being a party pooper.