Botulism Outbreaks

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    Hey, dat's nacho cheese!...
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    California botulism outbreak linked to petrol station's nacho cheese
    Sat, 20 May 2017 - An outbreak of botulism in California is linked to cheese sauce from a family-run petrol station.
     
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    That sounds gross..
     
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    Well the gas station convenience store had the poisoned goods, but that still does not tell us anything about where the canned cheese spread came from.
     
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    Botulism happens from poor canning technique.

    The poison forms within the can.
     
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    Yessir, but still gross!
     
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    Tol' ya dat's nacho cheese...
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    Botulism outbreak: Man sickened by nacho cheese dies
    Wednesday 24th May, 2017 — One of at least 10 people apparently sickened by nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station has died, health officials said Monday.
     
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    If this is the case, why are California health officials working to determine if the gas station mishandled the food items or if the manufacturers or distributors are at fault?
     
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    it also comes from holding foods at too low a heat for too long. So putting cheese in a dispenser that doesn't hold at 220 or whatever the required heat is, and not dumping it out every night.
     

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