How Can We Tell If Food Has Botulism?

How can we tell if food has botulism?

In fact, it’s difficult to tell if the food has botulism. Because you cannot see, smell, or taste the botulism toxin – but taking even a small taste of food containing this toxin can be deadly.

Therefore, for safety reasons, here are some practical preventions:

Throw the canned food immediately when you see that the canned food:

  • is leaking or has bulges
  • looks damaged or cracked
  • spurts liquid or foam when you open it
  • has an abnormal color or smells bad
  • becomes moldy

If, unfortunately, you or your family members get botulism, make an emergency call such as 911 immediately.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.