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What causes botulism food poisoning?

Botulism food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Food usually becomes contaminated when it is improperly prepared or not stored at the proper temperature. Foods canned at home are more likely to be contaminated. Clostridium botulinum can also be found in foil-wrapped baked potatoes, tomatoes, flavored oils, and in soil.

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