"Botulism attacks the junction where the nerves send their messages to the muscles, which causes paralysis. In severe cases in which the breathing muscles are paralyzed, patients need to rely on a ventilator to breathe for them"
Why oh why does it alway work out that way? I mean, why can't it be the way it is in the comic books? Drink bad carrot juice, suddenly be able to jump like a rabbit, have super hearing, telepathic powers....
It's not just in Canada..."Bolthouse Farms 100 per cent Carrot Juice, Earthbound Farm Organic Carrot Juice and President's Choice Organics 100 per cent Pure Carrot Juice with a best-before date before Nov. 11 were ordered off shelves Sept. 30 after four cases of botulism were linked to toxic carrot juice in the United States."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Bakersfield, California -- September 29, 2006 -
As a precautionary measure, following incidents involving two bottles of temperature abused 100% Carrot Juice, Wm. Bolthouse Farms of Bakersfield, CA is recalling 100% Carrot Juice. Carrot juice has the potential, if left un-refrigerated, to develop botulism, an illness which can be life-threatening. Proper refrigeration is generally achieved at or below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.