A student, from Belgium who had poor knowledge of hygiene, died in his sleep after eating 5-day-old Spaghetti. The 20-year-old student always prepares his meals for the week on a Sunday in an attempt to save time and money. He would boil spaghetti and then put it into Tupperware containers to be consumed throughout the week after adding a sauce and reheating it, according to Dr. Bernard.
The student reheated the spaghetti that had been prepared five days and left in the kitchen at room temperature, according to a case study in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He attributed the odd style to the new spaghetti sauce he placed on his spaghetti, ate it all and headed out to play sports.
An examination of his body showed he had died at 4am, roughly 10 hours after he ate the spaghetti. After his body was autopsied with samples of the spaghetti and spaghetti sauce sent to the National Reference Laboratory for Food-borne Outbreaks (NRLFO) for analysis.
In our last post, we revealed 7 Life-threatening diseases that can kill you in 24 hours Bacillus cereus poisoning is surprisingly common. In 2003 a family became very ill with Bacillus cereus with turned out to be food poisoning after eating 8-day-old pasta salad during a picnic.
All their five children required medical intervention and needed intensive care, while the youngest girl, who was 7 years old, died after her liver failed.