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Grilling Trays Recalled for Contaminated Mushrooms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. was recalling fresh cut grilling trays because the mushrooms used in the trays had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. On August 16, Pure Hothouse Foods issued a recall for 1402 cases and 8,412 individually distributed units of fresh cut grilling trays, with… Continue Reading

Wild Mushrooms Can Kill, California Health Officer Warns

Wild, edible mushrooms are a delectable treat but California issued a warning earlier this week to people who forage for them. Mistakes in wild mushroom identification can result in serious illness and even death, cautions Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Public Health Officer. “It is very… Continue Reading

Milk Thistle Extract Combats Mushroom Poisoning

Doctors at Georgetown University Hospital don’t see many victims of mushroom poisoning. This September, however, when 4 new cases cropped up in 2 weeks, they had an opportunity to try an investigational drug on these patients – a drug that led all patients to a full recovery. The substance is called silibinin, and is derived… Continue Reading