Mushrooms traded as food

Nordic questionnaire, including guidance list on edible mushrooms suitable and not suitable for marketing

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Mushrooms recognised as edible have been collected and cultivated for many years. In the Nordic countries, the interest for eating mushrooms has increased. In order to ensure that Nordic consumers will be supplied with safe and well characterised, edible mushrooms on the market, this publication aims at providing tools for the in-house control of actors producing and trading mushroom products. The report is divided into two documents: a. Volume I: ”Mushrooms traded as food - Nordic questionnaire and guidance list for edible mushrooms suitable for commercial marketing b. Volume II: Background information, with general information in section 1 and in section 2, risk assessments of more than 100 mushroom species (be published august / september). All mushrooms on the lists have been risk assessed regarding their safe use as food, in particular focusing on their potential content of inherent toxicants. The goal is food safety.

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Questionnaire and guidance lists on mushrooms suitable and not suitable as food in trade and industry

The questionnaire and the guidance lists are tools for business operators, who have the responsibility to ensure both identification and safety of traded mushrooms. The lists are also meant to be a tool for the food inspection in guidance of in-house control.

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