Botulism Basics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

About Botulism

You can reduce your risk of getting natural botulism by carefully handling your food - especially your home-canned foods, oil-infused garlic or herbs. Never give honey to babies under 12 months of age since it may contain spores of Clostridium botulinum. Honey is safe for persons 1 year and older. To date, botulism has not been used as a terror weapon.

  • Botulism Fact Sheet
    MDH fact sheet covering the basics: How can you get botulism? How is it treated? Can it be prevented? Includes translations into 11 languages.

  • Botulism, CDC
    CDC fact sheet discussing symptoms, treatment, prevention, and a link to home canning.



Updated Tuesday, 30-Jan-2018 15:48:52 CST