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Bacillus cereus is widely distributed in different food products and can cause a variety of symptoms associated with food poisoning. Since ready-to-eat RTE foods are not commonly sterilized by heat treatment before consumption, B. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of B. The entFM gene was detected in all B. Collectively, our study indicates the prevalence, bacterial contamination levels, and biological characteristics of B. Ready-to-eat RTE foods, such as cooked meats and poultry, cold vegetable dishes in sauce, cold noodles, and fried rice, are very popular as they are intended for direct consumption. Although they are very convenient for consumers, RTE foods have been shown to be frequently contaminated with pathogenic bacteria such as Bacillus cereus , Listeria monocytogenes , and Staphylococcus aureus Batchoun et al.
Gene detection and toxin production evaluation of hemolysin BL of Bacillus cereus isolated from milk and dairy products marketed in Brazil. Andre L. Reis I ; Maike T. Montanhini I ; Juliana V. Bittencourt II ; Maria T.
Food poisoning caused by B. In Canada, over 36, cases of foodborne illness due to B. Bacillus cereus is a foodborne pathogen that can produce toxins, causing two types of gastrointestinal illness: the emetic vomiting syndrome and the diarrhoeal syndrome. When the emetic toxin cereulide is produced in the food, vomiting occurs after ingestion of the contaminated food. The diarrhoeal syndrome occurs when enterotoxins are produced in the intestine, following ingestion of food contaminated with B. Symptoms usually start 0. Usually, symptoms disappear in 6 to 24 hours.
Bacillus cereus is becoming one of the more important causes of food poisoning in the industrialised world. It produces one emetic toxin and three different enterotoxins. This ring structure has a molecular mass of 1. Two of the three enterotoxins have been shown to be involved in food poisoning.
Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases pp Cite as. Although Bacillus cereus was long considered to be a harmless saprophite, its role as a food poisoning organism has been known since the s Goepfert et al. Consumption of foods containing millions of B.
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