The FDA says they’ve found salmonella in almost 7% of all imported spices. More than 80 types of salmonella were found along with some unsavory additives. And it just keeps getting better and better. How about a little rat hair with your paprika? They also found that 12% of all imported spices into America were contaminated with either salmonella, animal waste, insects or rodent hair. They say the contamination likely happens during storage rather than harvesting.