Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by a bacterium which occurs in soil. It produces a toxin that affects your nerves. Foodborne botulism comes from eating foods contaminated with the toxin.
|Duration of Illness||Variable|
|What Do I Do?||Botulism is a medical emergency. If you have symptoms of botulism, contact your doctor immediately.|
How Do I Prevent It?
Botulism (NIH MedlinePlus)
Trusted health information on causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
General information on diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and more.
Frozen, Fully-Cooked Products & Botulism (USDA)
Safety recommendations to prevent botulism.