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Bacillus cereus Test

  • Price

    $28 per analysis

  • Turnaround time

    7 - 9 Business Days

  • Rush

    Not Available

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Bacillus cereus Test

Technical data sheet


Method description

Sample is pipette onto pre-poured selective media (MEP) and incubated at 35°C for 24 hours.

Acceptable matrices

Foods and food ingredients

Unacceptable matrices

Cosmetics, non-food samples, water

Limit of quantitation

Solid food <10 CFU/g Liquid <1 CFU/g. The limit of quantitation can vary based on matrix.


Standard Microbiology Supplies

Method reference

AOAC 980.31 BAM Online 2001: Chapter 14

Reportable unit


Sample size requirements

100 g

Information required by submitter

Please supply estimates

Additional information

Food poisoning caused by Bacillus cereus may occur when foods are prepared and held without adequate refrigeration for several hours before serving. B. cereus is an aerobic spore-forming bacterium that is commonly found in soil, on vegetables, and in many raw and processed foods. (BAM Online, Chapter 14)

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Common Bacillus cereus Test Testing Questions

While our sales and customer service team are happy to answer general testing questions, consultations typically start at a rate of $250 per 30 minutes regarding the interpretation of reported test results or questions about our test methods. We cannot consult on regulations, tolerance limits, or claims.

We make every effort to keep our methods and detection limits up to date according to the latest standards and qualifications. If you have any questions regarding the limit of detection/quantification or method references, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-245-5615.

Our standard turnaround time is 10 business days for most assays. There are some assays that require a longer turnaround time. We also offer a RUSH service that is half the time of the standard turnaround time of the assay at double the cost of the assay. A few assays that we provide cannot be rushed due to the nature of the test. Please check the specific assay you are interested in regarding the ability to RUSH the turnaround time.

Medallion Labs, a division of General Mills, offers multiple areas of expertise for analytical testing and product evaluation for the food and ingredient industry. Our areas of expertise include Chemical Analysis, Nutritional Analysis, Food Safety, Shelf Life Studies, Microbiology, Specialty Fibers, Physical Testing, Allergen Testing, as well as Product Evaluation (which includes Product Performance and Sensory Evaluation) and Technical Consulting/Method Development. Our methods are developed for the testing of food products and ingredients.

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