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Poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne

5 Apr 2019

The Department of Health has issued an alert of poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne which includes the following information:

  • Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing around Victoria.
  • Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms - if in doubt, don’t consume.
  • Cooking, peeling or drying these mushrooms does not remove or inactivate the poison.
  • There is no home test available to distinguish safe and edible mushrooms from poisonous mushrooms.
  • Mushrooms purchased from a supermarket, greengrocer or other reputable source are safe to eat.

For more details read the full alert.

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