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Table 1 The simulation of gastrointestinal passage was performed with three different B. cereus strains: the type strain B. cereus ATCC 14579, the clinical isolate B. cereus NVH 1230–88 from a diarrhoeal food poisoning outbreak and the food isolate B. cereus FF 73 from the relevant food matrix, namely lasagne verde

From: Inactivation of Bacillus cereus vegetative cells by gastric acid and bile during in vitro gastrointestinal transit

B. cereus strain Origin Mininal growth temperature (°C) Hbl production Nhe production
ATCC114579 type strain >10 + +
NVH2 1230-88 clinical (human faeces) 8 + -
FF3 73 food (lasagne verde) 10 + +
  1. 1ATCC = American Type Culture Collection, USA; 2NVH = Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway; 3FF = Flanders’ Food Collection, Belgium.