Food Safety

The Basics of Retort

Retort is basically heating and sometimes agitating food and its container to remove potentially harmful organisms. One such organism is Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum is a rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum. The botulinum toxin can cause a severe flaccid paralytic disease in humans and animals and is…