• China reports rise in deadly mushroom poisoning incidents

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    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, while deaths slightly increased.
    Mushroom poisoning has become a serious food safety issue in China, said researchers in the journal China CDC Weekly .
    Information on incidents
    The number of cases per outbreak ranged from 1 to 28. Thirteen incidents involved more than 10...
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