Question about salsa

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      Your hubby may have something!

      https://www.asanltr.com/newsletter/02-1/articles/botulinum.htm

      Here is a quote from that website:

      Epidemiology:
      Four clinical forms of botulism occur in humans: foodborne
      botulism; wound botulism; infant botulism; and, rarely, adult
      infectious botulism. Foodborne botulism is a public health emergency
      because the contaminated food may still be available to other people
      besides the patient. Studies in monkeys indicate that, if
      aerosolized, botulinum toxin also can be absorbed through the lungs
      [6].

      The persistence of botulinum toxin is very high: it remains in
      nonmoving water and food for weeks. Important changes in the
      epidemiology of botulism have emerged in the past few decades.
      Recently identified vehicles for foodborne botulism include homemade
      salsa and traditionally prepared salted or fermented fish. In recent
      years, restaurant-associated outbreaks accounted for a large
      proportion of botulism cases.

      Botulism is not spread from one person
      to another. Foodborne botulism can occur in all age groups. Infant
      botulism occurs in a small number of susceptible infants each year
      who harbor C.

      botulinum in their intestinal tract. It usually
      affects children in the first year of life (mortality 2 %), with the
      onset of obstipation, lethargy, ptosis, swallowing discomfort,
      hypotonia, general weakness, and distressed breathing. It accounts
      for 5 – 10 % of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

      So there may be something to that. *grin*

      Smurfy

      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, yma832@w… wrote:
      > Hello All,
      > I have kind of a strange question. This morning I told my husband
      I was
      > going to make salsa out of all the tomatos in our garden.

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