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Posted: 9/12/2010 6:30:09 PM EDT
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/09/11/bc-prince-george-sauerkraut-evacuation.html

Sauerkraut explosion prompts quarantine


Last Updated: Saturday, September 11, 2010 | 2:58 PM PT Comments95Recommend85

<h5 class="byline"> The Canadian Press </h5>
Twenty-four students and four staff members at a central B.C. high school were briefly quarantined after a can of sauerkraut exploded Friday in a food science class.

The fire department, a hazardous materials unit and RCMP were called to Kelly Road Secondary School in Prince George at about 2 p.m. PT.

RCMP Const. Lesley Smith said school officials were concerned about a possible botulism outbreak after the contents of a years-old can of pickled cabbage splattered on students.

Officials later determined there was no cause for alarm.

The students briefly returned to their classes, then were dismissed early.













Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:32:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:32:47 PM EDT
'splosion woulda been worse had they ate it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:37:39 PM EDT
Nothing could survive being stuck in a can with sewer crud, not even botulism.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:41:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:47:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merrell:
'splosion woulda been worse had they ate it.


Wife and I are getting into canning, part of our paranoid survival freak mindset. The home-canning thing, turns out, is a really old, time-honored, and government-assisted tradition. Every serious website, and especially the US .gov website for home canning, takes the botulism thing really, really seriously. Turns out that botulism can be acquired/spread through touch, not just by ingestion, and the results are often fatal. The instructions they give for disposable of suspected botulism-infected foodstuffs is fairly close to "nuke the site from orbit".

Just saying.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:49:31 PM EDT
Yep...that's what happens around the vicinity of my ass. Love the stuff!!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:49:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sixtigers:
Originally Posted By Merrell:
'splosion woulda been worse had they ate it.


Wife and I are getting into canning, part of our paranoid survival freak mindset. The home-canning thing, turns out, is a really old, time-honored, and government-assisted tradition. Every serious website, and especially the US .gov website for home canning, takes the botulism thing really, really seriously. Turns out that botulism can be acquired/spread through touch, not just by ingestion, and the results are often fatal. The instructions they give for disposable of suspected botulism-infected foodstuffs is fairly close to "nuke the site from orbit".

Just saying.


We do canning with the neighbors, easy to do. Go get the Ball Blue book and you are GTG.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:55:52 PM EDT

This would NOT have happened had the sauerkraut been BAGGED.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:18:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merrell:
Originally Posted By Sixtigers:
Originally Posted By Merrell:
'splosion woulda been worse had they ate it.


Wife and I are getting into canning, part of our paranoid survival freak mindset. The home-canning thing, turns out, is a really old, time-honored, and government-assisted tradition. Every serious website, and especially the US .gov website for home canning, takes the botulism thing really, really seriously. Turns out that botulism can be acquired/spread through touch, not just by ingestion, and the results are often fatal. The instructions they give for disposable of suspected botulism-infected foodstuffs is fairly close to "nuke the site from orbit".

Just saying.


We do canning with the neighbors, easy to do. Go get the Ball Blue book and you are GTG.



Got ours in the mail last Thursday!
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