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Prevention

To prevent getting foodborne botulism you should

  • Follow strict hygienic steps when canning foods at home
  • Refrigerate oils containing garlic or herbs
  • Keep baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil either hot until served or refrigerated
  • Consider boiling home-canned food before eating it to kill any bacteria lurking in the food

Last Updated February 26, 2007