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Intoxication Alimentaire (Bacillus cereus)

Intoxication Alimentaire (Bacillus cereus) under a microscope!

On est ce qu’on mange, même si c’est contaminé. Alors, attention : le bacillus cereus peut t’empoisonner la vie !

FACTS: Although there are many causes of food poisoning (including numerous viruses and bacteria, not to mention toxins and pesticides), Bacillus cereus is one of the common ingredients found in spoiled food – and the indigestion caused by its ingestion can certainly be serious!

There are two primary types of B. cereus-related illness, categorized according to whether the poisoned food ultimately goes out up or down. While the diarrheal form can be induced by the presence of B. cereus in any number of infected food (including milk, meats, vegetables, and fish), the emetic (vomiting) variety is most typically the result of eating contaminated rice (or other starchy products), such as are often served in Chinese, Mexican, and other fast food restaurants.

The problem is that B. cereus spores are often present in uncooked rice. But because the spores are heat-resistant, they are not always killed when the rice is cooked, particularly if it is steamed or cooked too quickly. Then, if the rice is kept warm, or allowed to cool to room temperature slowly before refrigeration – as is often the case with foods made for take-out or delivery – B. cereus can rapidly multiply until it is present in disease-inducing concentrations.

The lesson: when it comes to rice and other starchy foods, it’s important to cook them thoroughly, eat them while they’re fresh, and refrigerate leftovers immediately. If you don’t, your fortune could turn seriously bad in a hurry.

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Sizes Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 40-60cm
XL (XL) 25-38cm
Original (PD) 12-20cm
Minis (MM) 5-10cm each
Keychain (KC) 5-10cm with clip
Materials Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
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Safety Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All about Intoxication Alimentaire (Bacillus cereus)

FACTS: Although there are many causes of food poisoning (including numerous viruses and bacteria, not to mention toxins and pesticides), Bacillus cereus is one of the common ingredients found in spoiled food – and the indigestion caused by its ingestion can certainly be serious!

There are two primary types of B. cereus-related illness, categorized according to whether the poisoned food ultimately goes out up or down. While the diarrheal form can be induced by the presence of B. cereus in any number of infected food (including milk, meats, vegetables, and fish), the emetic (vomiting) variety is most typically the result of eating contaminated rice (or other starchy products), such as are often served in Chinese, Mexican, and other fast food restaurants.

The problem is that B. cereus spores are often present in uncooked rice. But because the spores are heat-resistant, they are not always killed when the rice is cooked, particularly if it is steamed or cooked too quickly. Then, if the rice is kept warm, or allowed to cool to room temperature slowly before refrigeration – as is often the case with foods made for take-out or delivery – B. cereus can rapidly multiply until it is present in disease-inducing concentrations.

The lesson: when it comes to rice and other starchy foods, it’s important to cook them thoroughly, eat them while they’re fresh, and refrigerate leftovers immediately. If you don’t, your fortune could turn seriously bad in a hurry.

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