- Nov 7, 2008
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Great post I agree wholeheartedly , all my bambino's enjoyed honey from an early age and I'd hate to think children across the land are being deprived due to an eronuous perceived dangerThe facts:
No case of infant botulism in the UK has ever been linked to the child eating honey, and especially not UK honey which has never had botulism spores found in it. The perceived risk is totally theoretical.
A recent case of infant botulism in the UK was traced to spores in powdered milk formula. How odd that baby milk powder doesn't contain the warning "Unsuitable for infants under 12 months". Statistically it's more of a risk than UK honey!
The USA has many more reported cases of infant botulism than the rest of the world put together. Botulism spores have been found in Californian honey.
Infant botulism is nasty but rarely fatal. It's treatable and full recoveries are made.
Infant botulism is only a danger under 6 months of age.
I don't know about anyone else but I think these things deserve to be put into perspective. It's probably more dangerous driving a baby to the clinic for a health check than it is feeding honey, especially your own honey.
The health protection agency disagrees!The facts:
No case of infant botulism in the UK has ever been linked to the child eating honey