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Quorn agrees to change labels to reveal main ingredient is mold

Described by critics as being made from “vat-grown fungus,” Quorn Foods Inc. products are getting new labels prominently declaring they contain mold. The new label language is part of a class action settlement agreement between the company and a woman who filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of herself and anyone else in the United States… Continue Reading

Research Finds Recalled Chobani Yogurt Contained Fungal Pathogen

Last fall, Chobani recalled a number of its yogurts for mold contamination that caused packages to bloat and sour before their expiration date. More than 200 people reported becoming ill with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after eating the yogurt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified Mucor circinelloides as the contaminant, but it was initially… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Sulfites in Dried Fungus

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and importer Canadian T & J International Development of Richmond, BC, are warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to eat certain Natural World brand Dried Fungus because it contains sulphites, which are not listed on the labels. There have been no adverse reactions reported. The recalled products are:… Continue Reading

A.S. Watson Reports Fungus in Sports Drinks

Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) is warning people not to drink two types of Isotone Sports Drinks because fungus has been detected in them. CFS issued the warning after being told by the manufacturer, A.S. Watson Group (ASW) Limited that sales of the product were being suspended because the company has discovered the… Continue Reading