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Identification of Bacillus cereus Group Species Associated with Food Poisoning Outbreaks in British Columbia, Canada▿

By Lorraine McIntyre, Kathryn Bernard, Daniel Beniac, Judith L. Isaac-Renton and David Craig Naseby


Food poisoning laboratories identify Bacillus cereus using routine methods that may not differentiate all Bacillus cereus group species. We recharacterized Bacillus food-poisoning strains from 39 outbreaks and identified B. cereus in 23 outbreaks, B. thuringiensis in 4, B. mycoides in 1, and mixed strains of Bacillus in 11 outbreaks

Topics: Food Microbiology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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