Bacillus cereus is a spore-producing rod-shaped, gram-positive bacterium. It releases toxins that result in vomiting or diarrhea. Bacillus cereus infections are self-limiting, mild, and harmless. Some strains of this bacterium are beneficial as it is used as probiotics for animals. Bacillus cereus is a food-borne bacteria. It also found in soil. It causes fried rice syndrome. Spore formation causes it to survive adverse environments including normal cooking temperatures. This bacterium is also resistant to alcohol treatment. Few strains of this bacterium produce bacteriocins used to kill the other strains of Bacillus cereus or other gram-positive bacteria. Continue reading Bacillus cereus; overall discussion
The increased rate of foodborne disease has become great concern over the world. Every year millions of people are infected with foodborne pathogens, get hospitalized and die due to the consumption of foods along with variety of foodborne pathogens transmitted onto foods. There are several bacteria that cause foodborne disease associated with various food, we consume evryday. In this context several food borne bacteria have been discussed along with the foods they found and the disease they cause. Continue reading 10 Bacteria that cause foodborne disease.