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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Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling President’s Choice brand sliced white mushrooms after tests showed contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The implicated mushrooms were distributed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and possibly other provinces and territories, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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At least 30 people were sickened and two people died after eating at a restaurant in Montana.

The restaurant, Dave’s Sushi in Bozeman, MT, remains closed and health officials say there does not appear to be an ongoing threat to the public. There has not been a definitive source of

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The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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It’s prime mushroom hunting time in much of the United States, but foragers need to have a keen eye or an expert opinion to avoid serious consequences.

A recent mushroom poisoning case in Massachusetts has illustrated again how people who forage mushrooms can find themselves carrying home a basket of

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Tai Phat Wholesalers LLC of Capitol Heights, MD, is recalling four types of its “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” because they have potential Salmonella contamination.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) of items bought at a retail store which revealed the

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