Vietnam Food Safety Authority issues advisory on botulinum toxin to prevent food poisoning
By: Date: 2021-04-08 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
Food Partner Network News In recent days, certain areas in Vietnam, such as Kon Tum Province and Binh Duong Province, have been suspected of being poisoned by botulinum toxin. Botulinum poisoning is a rare and fatal paralytic poisoning that has a high risk of death or will cause long-term adverse effects on human health. According to this, the poisoned person will have nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, paralysis, de novo, severe paralysis will cause respiratory failure and other symptoms, leading to death.

Clostridium botulinum is produced in anaerobic (air-deficient environment). Vegetables, roots, fruits, meat, and canned seafood products that do not meet the food hygiene and safety requirements are at risk of botulinum toxin contamination.

In the face of the above-mentioned emergency situation, the Vietnam Food Safety Agency made recommendations to eat only cooked food, food with a clear source and ensuring food hygiene and safety, and refuse to eat canned products that have expired, blistered, and the packaging box has been damaged, deformed or rusted .

If you experience the above symptoms after eating canned products, you should go to the nearest medical institution for rapid examination and treatment.