If you must make pruno, avoid potatoes.
February 7, 2013 Inmates at a maximum security prison in Arizona were stricken with botulism after consuming homemade hooch that's called "pruno" inside the big house. Potatoes appear to be the source of the problem in two separate outbreaks.
A hoarded baked potato appears to have been the source of botulism in some prison-made hooch.
October 5, 2012 An old baked potato added to a batch of homemade booze at a Utah prison apparently led to the second-largest botulism outbreak in the U.S. since 2006. Eight inmates were sickened, and a year after treatment most still report lingering symptoms.
Euphoria Fancy Food issues an alert about "uneviscerated" salted herring.
July 22, 2011 Euphoria Fancy Food recalled some preserved herring after New York government inspectors found it wasn't properly gutted before processing. The salted herring could carry a risk of botulism.
July 8, 2011 Two unfortunate people came down with botulism this year after tasting spoiled potato soup, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. In both cases the soup, which was supposed to be refrigerated, was left out at room temperature for weeks.
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