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Health Officials Ban Restaurant's Popular Grasshopper Tacos

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Health officials in San Francisco have ordered the owner of a local Mexican restaurant to stop selling his popular grasshopper tacos. The issue isn't the insects themselves, but that they come from outside the US from a supplier that isn't FDA-approved.

Harry Persaud, owner of La Oaxaqueña Bakery and Restaurant, gets his grasshoppers straight from Oaxaca, where they are a traditional food. To further complicate matters, there isn't a single domestic grasshopper purveyor with federal approval. The restaurant has made a name for itself locally with some help from these tacos, which one diner describes as crunchy "with a hint of chicken flavor." Here's a local news report.

Video: SF Won't Let Restaurant Owner Sell Grasshopper Tacos

· Video: SF Won't Let Restaurant Owner Sell Grasshopper Tacos [ABC7]
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La Oaxaqueña Bakery & Restaurant

2128 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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