What is Bacillus Cereus?
Bacillus Cereus is a common Food Posioning that is found when people are travelling abroad. It’s primarily found in dust and soil, but then multiplies a lot when found in food which has been stored at a warm temperature such as buffets.
According to scientific studies, experts from all over the world claim that the presence of the so-called Bacillus Cereus within the food we regularly eat is becoming a serious threat to the worldwide population, especially due to the lack of a proper awareness. What seems to be even more alarming is the total apathy of people towards this problem, and their attitude to underestimate the importance of such a threat.
The group Bacillus Cereus comprehend eight exemplars, one of which is known as Bacillus Thurigiensis, also used as a biological pesticide against insects. It can be found under the ground we walk on, where the vegetables we eat grow. In this way bacteria can easily infect the food we buy, causing soft symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting, or even more serious diseases.
- Meat Dishes
- Reheated Rice
- Vegetable Dishes
A recent study by Gilbert, Stringer and Peace has revealed that a significant percentage of food poisoning incidents associated with Bacillus Cereus are linked to cooked rice from Chinese restaurants and fast food restaurants. According to their findings most out, breaks stand from the fact that in such restaurants rice is boiled in very large quantities, thus making it possible for BC to grow and survive even at rather high temperatures. Therefore, it is suggested that rice should be cooked in small quantities in order to keep the storage time before cooking at a minimum. Overall, it seems evident that Bacillus cereus results primarily from inadequately cooked and stored food, which means that policy makers should place more, emphasise on the risk associated with improper food preparation and storage.
- Aches and Pains
- Abdominal Pain
These symptoms usually develop within 7-14 hours of being infected with the bacteria.
These bacteria produce toxins that sometimes can be found in the products that people buy for their children in the supermarket, in fact, many are the news that shows how often supermarkets do not control the quality of their articles, causing irreparable damages. In many countries, the governments have finally decided to take the necessary legal steps in order to stop the process of contamination of our food and give birth to new high-quality control methods that ensure people of a more accurate selection of products.
The process consists in supervising the various phases of production and supply of food, from the primary sector to the distribution to customers, taking care of every step of the supply.
If you have suffered from bacillus cereus or any other food poisoning as a result of something that wasn’t your fault or due to someone else’s negligence then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.
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