August 4, 2005
Health Tip: Avoid Botulism
Look for cans with leaky or dented seals
(HealthDayNews) -- Botulism food poisoning, while rare, can be fatal.
Reduce your risk of botulism with this guide from the University of California, Davis:
- Use only proper methods for canning low-acid foods, such as green beans, mushrooms, olives, beef or fish.
- Don't buy canned low-acid foods with leaky seals or deep dents.
- Discard all food that partially explodes from a can when it's being opened.
- Never taste a suspicious food product.