Fried rice led to rare, fatal food poisoning: Australian case

Doctors from Sydney’s Westmead Hospital are reporting just the 10th case of fatal food poisoning caused by Bacillus cereus

Australian doctors are reporting a rare fatal case of fulminant food poisoning in a woman who rapidly developed sepsis and multi-organ failure after eating a reheated week-old fried rice dish.

The woman’s illness was caused by an endotoxin produced by Bacillus cereus, which is common in rice and pasta.