Why not keep the salad in the fridge
We all know that foods can not be stored for long periods even in the refrigerator, especially meat and fish. However, a growing number of evidence that previously little-known bacterium, Bacillus cereus, is widespread in the world, represents a special danger to humans, infecting food, rich in carbohydrates.
“This bacterium lives in very different circumstances: in the soil, in animal tissues, insects, dust, and plants, says Mr. Anukriti Mathur, a biochemist at the Australian national University. — It is easily propagated in a nutrient medium, especially in rice, dairy, and vegetables.”
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Some strains of this bacterium are used in the production of fermented dairy and food products, however others can cause severe food poisoning and even death.
In 2005 described such a case where five children in one family became ill after eating the macaroni salad lying in the fridge for four days. The youngest child then died, the other suffered a hepatic crisis, but survived.