Online ZOOM Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - JUL 9-10, 2022
Online ZOOM Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - JUL 9-10, 2022
Online ZOOM Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - JUL 9-10, 2022

Online ZOOM Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - JUL 9-10, 2022

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This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island and Alabama. Signups will receive an online study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class in an email.

There will be no refunds will be available for this event. We might be able to move you to another class in case of emergency.

Where: ZOOM Online Class

When: Jul 9-10, 2022, 9am-5pm


 DAY 1
Arrive and Welcome (Live Video)
Permit Overview and Guideline, Exam Description, Toxins (PPT)
Basic Identification Techniques / Process of Separating Fungi into Main Groups (PPT)
Virtual Ecology Walk and Collections, Ethics and Protecting Forests, Picking for Resale (Live Video
and PPT)
PPT – Species Overview for Certification
Closing Remarks and Questions (live Video Chat with Participants)

DAY 2  
Arrive and Welcome (Live Video)
Dissections, Color Reactions, Exudates, 6 Circular Objects (PPT)
PPT – Bolete Rules and Keys
PPT – Lactarius/Lactifluus Rules and Keys
Proper Handling, Storage, Packaging, Safety and Health Regulations for Approved and Pending States(PPT)
PPT – REVIEW - Species Overview for Certification
Closing Remarks and Questions (live Video Chat with Participants)

EXAMS – The link for the Online exam will be sent on Sunday right after class. There will be a 1 week time limit to complete. Details will be sent right after class is done. 

Taught by Tradd Cotter, creator of the Wild Mushroom Safety Certification Course, and owner of Mushroom Mountain. This permit may be valid in other states that have adopted a Code 13 policy, your state will need to contact us to evaluate and approve this permit for your state’s food safety authority. 

According to state law, wild foraged mushrooms species must be individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert that: 

(A) Has met the requirements of knowledge and passed an exam and 

(B) Will harvest only those mushrooms species listed below (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

  • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
  • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
  • Morels (Morchella spp.)
  • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
  • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
  • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
  • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
  • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
  • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
  • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
  • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
  • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
  • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
  • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
  • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
  • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
  • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
  • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
  • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
  • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
  • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
  • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
  • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
  • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
  • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
  • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
  • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
  • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
  • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
  • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
  • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
  • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)