Thursday, April 23, 2015

Keeping your family safe from botulism.

     You are likely aware of the botulism outbreak in Lancaster, Ohio. It appears tied to contaminated food from a potluck dinner at a Lancaster church. Botulism can be deadly, as we have seen during this outbreak. The bacteria that causes botulism, called Clostridium botulinum, is most often transmitted from fruit, vegetables, seafood, and honey. The Dispatch has an excellent article about protecting your family from botulism and it can be found here. If you have difficulty accessing that article, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an excellent page dedicated to information about botulism and its prevention. That page can be found here. Stay healthy!

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