August 5, 2005-- Posted at 4:35 PM CDT
(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.
-- Felicity Stone