Fusarium venenatum

Taxobox | name = "Fusarium venenatum"
regnum = Fungi
phylum = Ascomycota
classis = Sordariomycetes
ordo = Hypocreales
genus = "Fusarium"
species = "F. venenatum"
binomial = "Fusarium venenatum"

"Fusarium venenatum" is a fungus, more precisely a mould, from which a mycoprotein can be derived.

It is used in the manufacture of Quorn, a meat substitute marketed to vegetarians.

In 2003 the Center for Science in the Public Interest issued the claim that the mycoprotein used in Quorn can be gastrotoxic, causing severe vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea in susceptible individuals. [ [http://www.cspinet.org/quorn/victims.html Victims Of Quorn Poisoning Tell Their Stories | CSPI ] ] The manufacturer of Quorn disputes the figure, claiming that only 0.0007% (1 in 146,000) suffers adverse reactions. [ [http://www.cspinet.org/new/200309231.html 4 1/2% of Britons Report Problems After Eating Quorn ~ Newsroom ~ News from CSPI ] ] Leslie Bonci, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, has described the CSPI's claims as "overblown". [ [http://www.naturalfoodsmerchandiser.com/ASP/articleDisplay.asp?strArticleId=664&strSite=NFMSite Quorn Dogged: Scientists Call Advocacy Group's Complaints Unfounded ] ]

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