Health Department warns of botulism risk in products from Cranston store – News – providencejournal.com
The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning of a botulism risk with products sold by a Cranston store.
The Health Department is telling consumers to avoid juices, smoothies and sea moss gel from Health is Wealth Nutrition Center, which is located at 1674 Cranston Street.
No health issues have been associated with the products, but the Health Department is nevertheless telling consumers to throw them out.
Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal illness caused by a toxin that attacks the body’s nerves, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Health Department says it issued the warning because of the potential for processing, storage and control issues with the products. Inadequate processing allows for the survival of the toxin that can cause botulism, according to the Health Department.
Symptoms of botulism include weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble speaking, swallowing, or breathing, according to the Health Department. Anyone