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DATCP recently adopted a newer version of the FDA Food Code which includes updated language on wild mushrooms. The new requirements — which were part of the rule revision in 2020 and will take effect in January 2024 — allow a licensed retail food establishment to use foraged wild mushrooms as a food or ingredient if:
- They are a product of, and are received from a licensed retail food establishment or food processing plant, or;
- If the retail food establishment has received approval by DATCP to do so.
DATCP grants approval if the following documentation can be provided to inspection staff:
- The wild mushrooms are obtained from a forager who has taken a mushroom identification course from an accredited college, university, or a mycological society.
- A copy of this documentation shall be made available to the department or its agent upon request.
The Wisconsin Mycological Society has created a mushroom identification course that is now available. Beginning January 2024, retail food establishments that purchase foraged wild mushrooms must do so from a forager who has taken a wild mushroom identification course from an accredited college, university, or a mycological society, and maintain a copy of the documentation onsite. Additional information and certification courses can be found at the following websites:
Wisconsin ATCP 75
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