Warning issued after pesticide-poisoned nopales from Mexico are found at Stater Bros., other locations

Love eating the Mexican cactus known as nopales? Be careful where you buy them.

State officials on Wednesday, Feb. 14, warned Californians not to eat nopales imported from Mexico and sold at specific retail and wholesale locations including Stater Bros. stores after inspectors discovered unapproved pesticides that can cause poisoning, neurotoxicity and permanent nerve damage.

Routine samples taken from Jan. 23 to 29 found contaminated Opuntia ficus-indica, or nopal cactus paddles, at the

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