Production of Bacillus cereus emetic toxin (cereulide) in various foods.

@article{Agata2002ProductionOB,
  title={Production of Bacillus cereus emetic toxin (cereulide) in various foods.},
  author={Norio Agata and Michio Ohta and Keiko Yokoyama},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={
          23-7
        }
}
To determine the role of Bacillus cereus as a potential pathogen in food poisoning, the production of an emetic toxin (cereulide) by B. cereus was quantified in various food sources. The amount of emetic toxin in 13 of 14 food samples implicated in vomiting-type food poisoning cases ranged from 0.01 to 1.28 microg/g. A vomiting-type strain, B. cereus NC7401, was inoculated into various foods and incubated for 24 h at 20, 30, and 35 degrees C. In boiled rice, B. cereus rapidly increased to 10(7… Expand
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