It was smart of you and your mother to throw
away the can and clean the area with a bleach
solution. Remember to wash your hands too. That
should take care of any problems.
There’s no way to know for sure which bacteria
caused the can to swell and leak. Botulism
is a type of food poisoning caused by
Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria is the
most common type found in canned goods because it
grows well in airtight containers. It’s usually
found in home-made canned foods, but it can be in
store-bought ones if the can there was a problem
when the can was made.
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