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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.
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