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Nose-Spray Vaccine Against Botulism Effective in Early Tests by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 2:53pm A preclinical study found a new nasal spray vaccine to provide complete protection against a major botulism toxin, according to a study published today in the Nature journal Gene Therapy. Botulism is caused by a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, which produces toxins that cause paralysis and often death, as the muscles that control breathing f ... Read on »
Botulism Fear Spurs Organic Baby Food Recall by ecoblog Posted Tue 27 Oct 2009 4:28pm A reader sent this link to me, pass it on! WASHINGTON (Oct. 20) - Plum Organics of Emeryville, Calif., is recalling some of its apple and carrot portable pouch baby food because of concerns over possible botulism contamination. The product was sold individually throughout the country at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores. The recalled prod ... Read on »
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Healdsburg Pickling Company Jarred Food Products Because of Botulism Risk by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Fri 13 Jun 2014 12:34am Items Sold at The Cheese Shop in Healdsburg and Perry’s Deli in Inverness Park California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat Healdsburg Pickling Company jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium Botul ... Read on »
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat VR Green Farms Jarred Food Products Because of Botulism Risk by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Thu 31 Jul 2014 3:27pm California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.  Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed j ... Read on »
CDPH Warns Consumers Not To Eat “TASTE OF ROUX” Jarred Soups Because of Botulism Risk by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Thu 24 May 2012 2:13pm California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat Taste of Roux, LLC jarred soups because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium Botulinum. Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead to seri ... Read on »
CDPH Warns Not to Eat Certain 7TH Heaven Gourmet Spreads Because of Botulism Risk by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Sat 18 Aug 2012 6:49pm The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat certain 7TH Heaven Gourmet spreads because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.  Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead to serious illness and dea ... Read on »
CDPH Warns Consumers Not To Eat True Taste Smoked Fish Products Because of Botulism Risk by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Wed 19 Dec 2012 11:29am California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat True Taste brand smoked fish products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead t ... Read on »
HHS approval of Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent, statement from Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Nicole Luri by Health & Human Services Posted Fri 22 Mar 2013 1:01am Our nation’s preparedness took another important step today with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent (A, B, C, D, E, F, G)-(Equine), the only product to neutralize all known botulinum nerve toxin serotypes that cause botulism. Read on »
Dosing Decrease to 1.0 mL/kg (50 mg/kg) and Expiration Date Extension for Botulism Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) (BIG-IV) by FDA Posted Wed 25 Sep 2013 8:11am Important Notification   This is to provide you with important information regarding Botulism Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) (BIG-IV), commonly referred to as BabyBIG®.  BabyBIG® is indicated for treatment of infant botulism caused by toxin types A or B in patients below one year of age.  This pr ... Read on »
WATCH: Sandor Katz on Botulism by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 10:17am Sandor Ellix Katz, fermentation fetishist, author of Wild Fermentation and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved , answers the age-old question: will I get botulism from my sauerkraut? Wild Fermentation and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved are available in our bookstore. Coming soon! A DVD of one of Katz’s popular ... Read on »