The short answer is no, adults cannot get botulism from honey. However, we understand that some people may want a more detailed answer, so we’re happy to provide one.
Botulism is a rare but serious condition that can occur when someone ingests food that contains the botulinum toxin. This toxin is produced by a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, and it can be found in soil and dust. Honey is not a common source of this bacteria, and even when it is present in honey, it is usually in very small amounts.
In order for someone to develop botulism, they would need to consume a large amount of honey that contains high levels of the botulinum toxin. This is highly unlikely, and there have been no reported cases of botulism in adults who have consumed honey.
However, it is important to note that infants and young children are at a higher risk for developing botulism. This is because their immune systems are not yet fully developed, and they are more likely to consume large amounts of honey. For this reason, it is important to never give honey to infants or young children.
If you have any further questions about botulism or honey, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.