How do experts prove their credentials to the health department?

It is the responsibility of the wild mushroom forager and the food establishment to provide and maintain documented proof that the forager is an "approved mushroom identification expert" in accordance with CFP guidance document criteria.

Documented proof provided by the forager includes a written statement as to their qualifications and successful completion of training specifically related to wild mushrooms. The documentation must include curriculum information about:

  • Best handling practices
  • Harvesting
  • Identification
  • Illness
  • Regulatory requirements

The forager may provide a signed and dated letter or certificate issued by the accrediting person or organization certifying that the forager has successfully completed wild mushroom identification training. The letter and/or certificate must specify the species of wild mushroom(s) the forager is qualified to identify.

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1. What does the food code say about wild foraged mushrooms?
2. Why use an approved mushroom expert?
3. How do experts prove their credentials to the health department?
4. How will wild mushrooms be traced for food service establishments?
5. What wild foraged mushroom species will be allowed in North Carolina restaurants?
6. Are there other resources available?