In this study, 10 Bacillus cereus strains were isolated from different soil samples. Selective isolation of the strains was carried out on MYP agar medium. Biochemical identification was also confirmed by fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis and ribotyping. Strains were analysed phenotypically by sensitivity to common antibiotics, diarrhoeal enterotoxin production by BCET-RPLA, SDS-PAGE analyses of whole cell proteins. Genotyping included automatized ribotyping by Eco RI enzyme.