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Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:36 am (PDT)
Are Bacterial Toxins of Cereus Concern for Milk Drinkers?
“Bacterial cereus causes two types of food-borne intoxications
(as opposed to infections). One type is characterized by nausea
and vomiting and abdominal cramps and has an incubation period
of 1 to 6 hours. It resembles Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning
in its symptoms and incubation period. This is the “short-incubation”
or emetic form of the disease. The second type is manifested
primarily by abdominal cramps and diarrhea with an incubation
period of 8 to 16 hours. Diarrhea may be a small volume or profuse
and watery. This type is referred to as the “long-incubation” or
diarrheal form of the disease, and it resembles more food poisoning
caused by Clostridium perfringens. “
– Lectures in Microbiology by Kenneth Todar PhD
(Medical textbook on Bacteriology)
Not yet convinced? Here’s more:
This study will appear in the May, 2010 issue of a
peer-reviewed scientific journal, Food Microbiology:
“Persistence strategies of Bacillus cereus spores isolated
from dairy silo tanks.
Shaheen R, Svensson B, et. al.
Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, University
of Helsinki, Biocenter 1, Viikinkaari 9, Helsinki, Finland.
Survival of Bacillus cereus spores of dairy silo tank origin was
investigated under conditions simulating those in operational
The spores were studied for survival when immersed in liquids
used for cleaning-in- place (1.0% sodium hydroxide at pH 13.1,
75 degrees C; 0.9% nitric acid at pH 0.8, 65 degrees C), for
adhesion onto nonliving surfaces at 4 degrees C and for germination
and biofilm formation in milk.
Eight out of the 14 dairy silo tank isolates possessing hot-alkali
resistant spores were capable of germinating and forming biofilm
in whole milk, not previously reported for B. cereus.”
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Is Notmilk cereus about pasteurized milk causing disease?
You’re darned right we are. When it comes to drinking pasteurized
milk, damned if you do…Is raw milk better than or worse than
heated milk? Let your innate sense of logic guide you.