Honey — never for babies under age 1

Information to which you should pay special attentionNever add honey to any food for a baby under age 1—not even during cooking!

Never give honey to a child before the age of 1, use it in recipes or cooking. Both pasteurized and unpasteurized honey can cause a serious form of food poisoning known as infant botulism.

After age 1, healthy children run very little risk of contracting infant botulism because their intestines contain useful bacteria that protect against the disease.