Botulism Just a Scare?
n the United States an average of 110 cases of botulism are reported each year. Of these, approximately 25% are foodborne, 72% are infant botulism, and the rest are wound botulism. Outbreaks of foodborne botulism involving two or more persons occur most years and usually caused by eating contaminated home-canned foods.
This basically says around 30 people per year die of Botulism in the USA. Which is practically nil.
I'd say wash your hands and ==== put your peppers in a sterile jar through run thrugh a water bath,