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Published by M. Dekker in New York .
Written in English


  • Botulism.,
  • Clostridium botulinum.,
  • Food -- Microbiology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Andreas H.W. Hauschild, Karen L. Dodds.
SeriesFood science and technology ;, 54, Food science and technology (Marcel Dekker, Inc.) ;, 54.
ContributionsHauschild, Andreas H. W., 1929-, Dodds, Karen L., 1957-
LC ClassificationsQR201.B7 C56 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 412 p. :
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1725342M
ISBN 10082478748X
LC Control Number92029096

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The more common clinically relevant Clostridium species are Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism; Clostridium perfringens, which causes food poisoning, gas gangrene, and necrotizing fasciitis; Clostridium tetani which cause tetanus and Clostridium sordellii which causes fatal infections after medical abortions.   Clostridium botulinum produces a neurotoxin which causes the severe, often fatal illness, botulism. As a spore-forming bacterium requiring anaerobic conditions for growth, C. botulinum is a potential hazard associated with a wide range of both ambient stable and chilled foods. Clostridium botulinum and Other Clostridia that Produce Botulinum Neurotoxin By Charles L. Hatheway Van Ermengem () first established that botulism is caused by a toxin consumed in a food and then isolated the organism responsible for the toxin from the food. An in-depth resource addressing the ecology of Clostridium botulinum which affects the degree of food contamination, and its control in various foods. The text summarizes worldwide data on this 4/5(3).

CHAPTER Clostridium botulinum Toxin Formation This guidance represents the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current thinking on this topic. It does not. Clostridium botulinum are rod-shaped bacteria (also called C. botulinum. They are anaerobic, meaning they live and grow in low oxygen conditions. The bac-teria form protective spores when conditions for survival are poor. The spore has a hard protective . C. botulinum spores may contaminate meats and vegetables that undergo packaging in cans. Within the anaeorbic environment of the can the spores can germinate, grow, and elaborate the Botulinum Exotoxin. Thus disease in adults is caused by ingestion of the pre-formed botulinum exotoxin while the actual bacteria may be dead. Infant Boutlism. Clostridium botulinum that produce toxin types A, B and E. Less frequently, cases involving type F toxin produced by C. baratii and type E toxin produced by C. butyricum have been published International Programme on Chemical Safety Poisons Information Monograph

Botulism is an illness resulting from the ingestion of toxins secreted from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is the toxin produced by the bacteria that causes the symptoms in humans. Clostridium botulinum is an obligate anaerobe, which means it prefers conditions with low oxygen. This is why it can grow in sealed cans.   The Bad Bug Book is published by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   Clostridium botulinum produces a toxin which causes the severe, often fatal illness, botulism. It is a potential hazard associated with a wide range of both ambient stable and chilled foods. It is a potential hazard associated with a wide range of both ambient stable and chilled : $ Botulism is a neuroparalytic disease in humans and animals resulting from the actions of botulinum neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum and rare strains of C. butyricum and C. baratii. Botulinogenic clostridia are widely dispersed in nature by virtue of their ability to form resistant endospores. Since botulism is a true toxemia and botulinum neurotoxin is solely responsible for the.