Prevention from Botulism

It is possible for you to prevent the occurrences of Botulism, by avoiding the factors that cause the condition. Given below are a few recommendations that can help in the prevention of Botulism:

  • When you can foods at home, make sure that you follow the proper canning techniques, so that any Botulism germs present in the food get destroyed.
  • Before you consume any home-canned food, you may want to boil it for at least 10 minutes or so. Alternately, you could pressure-cook these foods at 250 degrees F for around 30 minutes.
  • Do not eat, or even taste foods that appear to have gone bad. You can usually tell that the food has gotten spoiled if its package bulges or if it has a strange smell.
  • Make sure that all the food you consume has been prepared and stored in the right manner.
  • Avoid giving infants that are below one year of age even the smallest amount of honey or corn syrup.