Food Safety Infosheets

Monday, June 15, 2009

3 in Spokane sickened by botulism linked to home canned beans


Food safety infosheet highlights:

-In February 2009 a Spokane woman and two young children were sickened by botulism from improperly canned green beans from a home garden.
-Use a pressure canner and follow a tested recipe to safely preserve beans.
-Clostridium botulinum spores are common in soil. The spores can be heat activated and turn into cells. The growing cells create a toxin leading to botulism in oxygen-free canned foods.

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