Honey and botulism - help please
- 12-17-2008, 07:44 PM #9Registered User
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- Jul 2006
- Hong kong
As for bread, most breads would not contain soy, honey or egg, definitely most plain square loaves. For egg, you should also avoid any bread that has a shiny crust, this is usually cos it has egg glaze on it.
It may be painstaking, but you may want to make your own so you know what's in it. Bread freezes well, so if you make a batch, you can always defrost when you need to and reheat it.
- 12-17-2008, 08:52 PM #10Registered User
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- Aug 2008
- Hong Kong
"According to the CDC, infants with botulism 'appear lethargic, feed poorly, are constipated, and have a weak cry and poor muscle tone,' which may 'progress to cause paralysis of the arms, legs, trunk and respiratory muscles.'
Although parents often know not to give their infants under twelve months of age plain honey, they often overlook other foods that contain honey in them, such as Honey Graham Crackers, Honey Nut Cheerios, Honey Wheat Bread, etc. Although the honey in these foods may be processed, it may not be pasteurized, and so may still contain botulism spores in them and should be avoided. If you feel strongly about giving these foods to your infant, call the manufacturer to make sure that they are safe."