Botulism warning issued
The BC Centre for Disease Control is warning the public not to consume watermelon jelly prepared by Jamnation Fine Foods that was sold in 120 millilitre-sized jars.
The jelly was sold at charity booths in various locations in British Columbia in 2010.
The product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacterium may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
Symptoms of botulism may include blurred vision, slurred speech and difficulty in swallowing , as well as muscle paralysis that moves down the body.
If you have consumed this product and have symptoms compatible with botulism, call the 24-hour HealthLink BC line at 811 or call your family doctor immediately.