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  • Sickness at potluck highlights food safety

    by Scott Barkley, posted Tuesday, June 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- The potluck dinner is often seen as a treasured part of church life. It's a welcomed stereotype because of the fellowship and good times that come with overeating highly caloric casseroles, side dishes, and various meats cooked in various ways. And that's before the desserts, often enough of them to fill a row of folding tables stretching half a basketball court.

    With those things, though, comes a real danger. A 54-year-old woman died, and others were hospitalized, from a possible case of botulism, reportedly linked to an Ohio church potluck in April. Read More