According to recently published figures, mushroom poisoning remains a significant problem in China.

In 2023, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated 505 reports of mushroom poisoning, resulting in 1,303 patients and 16 deaths.

Incidents increased compared to 2022, but the number of patients was lower, according

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French authorities have warned about wild mushroom consumption after seeing a spike in poisoning cases.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) said mushroom picking had started earlier than usual in 2023.

Rainy weather in several regions in August encouraged the growth of mushrooms. Growth varies

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Chinese officials recorded almost 500 mushroom poisoning outbreaks in 2022 with 28 associated deaths.

This past year, China CDC investigated 482 incidents of mushroom poisoning across 21 regions. This resulted in 1,332 patients and 28 deaths.

Incidents and patients were more than in 2019 and 2021 but fewer than in 2020

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The Food Safety Information Council has warned people in Australia not to pick wild mushrooms because of the risk of poisoning.

The group said deathcap (Amanita phalloides) mushrooms are difficult to distinguish from some other wild varieties and advised people to only eat mushrooms bought from a supermarket, greengrocer or
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Cases linked to wild mushroom poisoning in China declined slightly this past year but still pose a huge problem in the country, according to researchers.

In 2021, there were 327 investigations involving 923 patients and 20 deaths. Mushroom poisoning incidents and patients were more than 2019 but less than 2020
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