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Infant botulism honey warning issued

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Parents have been reminded not to feed honey to babies who are under a year old, following a case of the rare but serious illness, infant botulism.

There have only been 11 confirmed cases of infant botulism in the past 30 years, but the Food Standards Agency said that three of these have occurred in the past year and all have had possible links to honey.

Honey is safe for children over the age of one, but a younger baby’s gut is not sufficiently developed to be able to fight off the botulism bacteria.

 

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