Bacillus cereus is responsible for 5% of foodborne illnesses worldwide, causing severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Detecting potential B. cereus as quickly and easily as possible is of paramount importance. A wide variety of foods including meats, milk, vegetables, and fish have been associated with the diarrheal type food poisoning. A new vial (BCP) was developed specifically for B. cereus detection in the BioLumix system. It uses the CO2 sensor at the bottom of the vial. The new BC vial recovers well vegetative cells as well as spores. The method used is very simple; just pipette the diluted sample into the vial. The results are obtained in 24 hours or less.