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Preventing bacillus cereus foodborne poisoning in europe - detecting hazardous strains, tracing contamination routes and proposing criteria for foods.

Objective

Bacillus cereus is a food borne pathogen, which causes gastroenteritis. Fatal and severe cases have been reported within the last few years. Virulence of B. cereus is only partly understood. Most strains are presumably innocuous or mildly pathogenic whereas few are presumably highly virulent. No methods exist to distinguish virulent from non-virulent strains. The project proposes to investigate virulence mechanisms of B. cereus in order to identify determinants specific of highly virulent strains. From these results, methods to detect virulent strains will be designed and dose response curve will be improved. The diversity of virulence within B. cereus and the ecology of virulent strains will be investigated in order to identify the contamination routes of foods with virulent strains and to estimate the risk for their presence and development infolds.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Address
Domaine Saint-paul
84143 Montfavet
France

Participants (10)

HUMANA MILCHUNION EG
Germany
Address
Bielefelder Str 66
32051 Herford
LAITERIE TRIBALLAT S.A.
France
Address

35531 Noyal Sur Vilaine
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz 1
80539 Muenchen
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
Norway
Address
72,Ullevaalsveien 72
0033 Oslo
RYCKEBOER S.A.
France
Address
Route De Montceaux
50660 Quettreville Sur Sienne
SWEDISH DAIRY ASSOCIATION
Sweden
Address
Scheelevaegen 18
223 63 Lund
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Weihenstephaner Berg 3
85350 Freising
TIPIAK EPICERIE SAS
France
Address
D2a Nantes Atlantique
44860 Pont Saint Martin
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
9,Viikinkaari 9, Biocenter 1A
00014 Helsinki