Seminar recording on risk of botulism in some traditional Alaska foods

On August 22 and 23, world-renowned botulism expert Dr. Eric Johnson and the Food Safety and Sanitation Program Fairbanks Section Manager Ms. Lorinda Lhotka visited the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.  They presented an evening seminar on their expertise and talk about the risk of from the food borne illness of botulism associated with some traditional Alaska Native foods (i.e., seal oil, fermented animal parts).  In particular, consumption of seal oil has been implicated in several episodes of botulism in Alaska.

Listen to the seminar here (10Mb)

Dr. Eric Johnson. Photo courtesy of Brian Himelbloom

Lorinda Lhotka. Photo courtest of Brian Himelbloom.

Eric Johnson, Lorinda Lhotka and Chris Sannito meet to talk about botulism at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Photo courtesy of Brian Himelbloom.

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