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Survey of infant foods for Clostridium botulinum spores.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6355058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A total of 236 samples of infant foods, including honey, dry cereal, nonfat dry milk, evaporated milk, canned formula, and canned baby food, were collected in the New York City area and tested for the presence of Clostridium botulinum spores. Methods for recovery of spores were validated using foods spiked with 4 spores/mL or g. None of the products contained C. botulinum spores, indicating that their incidence in these commercial foods is not widespread. This limited study did not identify any food types that could be suspected of being involved in the transmission of infant botulism.
Authors:
D E Guilfoyle; J F Yager
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal - Association of Official Analytical Chemists     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0004-5756     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Off Anal Chem     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-20     Completed Date:  1983-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505559     Medline TA:  J Assoc Off Anal Chem     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1302-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Clostridium botulinum / isolation & purification*
Food Microbiology*
Humans
Infant
Infant Food*
Spores, Bacterial / isolation & purification

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