"Okanogan County" "home-canned asparagus"

The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle in Eastern Washington State this week reported on a warning issued by the Okanogan County Public Health Department about food-borne botulism associated with home-canned asparagus.

Arid areas of Eastern Washington are prime growing areas for asparagus and more home-canning is occurring as people try to economize in a tough economy. Food-borne