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Is it only aluminum wrapped baked potatoes that are at risk for botulism?

OctoberOrchid | Aug 14, 201807:52 AM     2

Last night I baked a bunch of potatoes, some white and some sweet, and I left them in the oven over night. They were not wrapped in aluminum foil, I baked them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment. Are these still at risk for botulism even if they weren't wrapped in foil?

Also even if I did cool them properly in the refrigerator, I read that refrigeration only slows the growth of botulism. I like to bake a bunch ahead of time. Would the heat from the oven kill the toxins and the spores (again if they're not wrapped in foil)? I'm getting really paranoid after reading a bunch of articles about baked potatoes and botulism, so now I wonder how long I can keep a baked potato.

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