Friday, November 22, 2013

I think Spice Islands may be on to something.

The spice manufacturer is returning to television for the holiday season with a message about their high quality standards, which includes distributing their products in glass bottles.  (Lukovitz, 2013)

If ever there was a campaign targeted to an educated audience this is it.  I cringed last month when I read about the FDA report which said that 12% of US spice imports are contaminated with bug parts, rodent hairs, and most disconcertedly salmonella.  (Christensen, 2013)

And, I switched to glass and threw out all my plastic in 2008, when the studies about the harmful effects of BPA’s in plastic were released. (Parker-Pope, 2008)

While I reminded myself when I read the report about the spices that I usually consume only fresh herbs and spices from local organic farmer markets and my own roof garden, I did take a moment to consider what I would do if I couldn’t find a particular spice through those sources, and had no easy answer.  Well now I do.  And just in time for my holiday turkey.  Sounds like a winning strategy to me.   

Lukovitz, K. (2013, November 19) Spice Islands Returns To TV Advertising. Retrieved November 22, 2013, from

Christensen, J. (2013, October 31) What’s in your spices?  Bug parts and rat hair.  Retrieved November 22, 2013, from

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, April 22) A Hard Plastic Is Raising Hard Questions. Retrieved November 22, 2013, from

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