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Causes of Infant botulism food poisoning

Primary Cause of Infant botulism food poisoning

The primary cause of Infant botulism food poisoning is the result:

  • at any time, from exposure to toxins, poisons, environmental, or other substances.
  • of eating food from an animal infected with an infectious agent, or from food that is contaminated from the food handler (who is infected with Infant botulism food poisoning), or from contaminated soil or water, or from toxins produced by an infectious organism.

Infant botulism food poisoning: Related Medical Conditions

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Infant botulism food poisoning: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Infant botulism food poisoning: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Infant botulism food poisoning?

Causes: Infant botulism food poisoning:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

The types of foods involved in botulism vary according to food preservation and eating habits in different regions. Any food that is conducive to outgrowth and toxin production, that when processed allows spore survival, and is not subsequently heated before consumption can be associated with botulism. Almost any type of food that is not very acidic (pH above 4.6) can support growth and toxin production by C. botulinum. Botulinal toxin has been demonstrated in a considerable variety of foods, such as canned corn, peppers, green beans, soups, beets, asparagus, mushrooms, ripe olives, spinach, tuna fish, chicken and chicken livers and liver pate, and luncheon meats, ham, sausage, stuffed eggplant, lobster, and smoked and salted fish. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Botulism General: DBMD (Excerpt)

Infant botulism is caused by consuming the spores of the botulinum bacteria, which then grow in the intestines and release toxin. (Source: excerpt from Botulism General: DBMD)

Related information on causes of Infant botulism food poisoning:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Infant botulism food poisoning may be found in:


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