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Home Canned Green Beans 2009

Home canned, green beans were the cause of three cases of botulism in Spokane, Washington. Improper canning technique was listed as the cause. A pressure cooker must be used to properly can low acid foods.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Green Beans
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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