Caution on fungus protein issued after vomiting claims

SEVERAL cases of people vomiting after eating a meat-free product derived from fungus have been reported in Australia.

Mycoprotein, a source of dietary protein and fibre, is used in a limited range of foods marketed under the brand name Quorn.

While Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) was not aware of any medically confirmed reactions, a spokeswoman said the organisation had received several phone calls from people who claimed to have experienced vomiting following ingestion.

The reactions were not life-threatening, she said.

Adverse reactions had also been reported overseas, including

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