Alert on food poisoning


BONGKREKIC acid (BKA) is an extremely toxic compound known for its colourless, odourless and heat-resistant properties.

This acid is synthesised by Burkholderia gladioli pathovar cocovenenans, an aerobic gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium ubiquitous in water, soil, plant rhizospheres and certain animal hosts.

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