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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France has recorded more than 60 illnesses linked to wild mushrooms since the beginning of September.

Recent weather conditions have favored the growth of wild mushrooms and more than 60 intoxications have been reported to poison control centers since early September. Only a few cases occurred in July and August

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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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At least three people have died and hundreds were sickened in France in the past two months after eating wild mushrooms.

In July and August, 330 cases of poisoning were reported to French poison control centers. Three of these were very serious and potentially life-threatening and three deaths have been
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More than 10,000 outbreaks caused by mushroom poisoning were reported across a decade in China, according to a recently released study.

Mushroom poisoning is the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks and outbreak-associated deaths in the country despite people being advised to not collect or eat wild mushrooms.

The 10,036
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The amount of mushroom poisonings and the number of people affected doubled this past year in China compared to 2019.

In 2020, the number of investigations reached 676, involving 102 species of poisonous mushrooms, 24 of which were newly recorded in China.

Mushroom poisoning incidents from 24 provincial-level administrative divisions
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French authorities have renewed warnings about eating wild mushrooms after hundreds of poisoning cases in the past few months.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) reported that since the start of the mushroom-picking season in early autumn, poison control centers have recorded a sharp
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Poisonous mushrooms were the most common cause of outbreaks in China during a 14-year period, according to a study.

Researchers looked at data reported to the National Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System from 2003 to 2017 and published findings in the journal Food Control.

A total of 19,517 outbreaks,
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