Causes of Botulism food poisoning


Cause of Botulism food poisoning: Eating contaminated food, even only a very small amount.

Cause of Botulism food poisoning: A potent neurotoxin produced from Clostridium botulinum, an anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium. 1

Foodborne botulism follows ingestion of toxin produced in food by C. botulinum. The most frequent source is home-canned foods, prepared in an unsafe manner.1

Related information for causes of Botulism food poisoning: Further relevant information on causes of Botulism food poisoning may be found in the risk factors for Botulism food poisoning and underlying causes of Botulism food poisoning.

1. excerpt from Botulism: DBMD

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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