The first mushroom harvesters in Europe to complete a unique work based training programme were presented with their certificates recently. The presentation took place in Days Hotel, Castlebar, Republic of Ireland on Monday 6th July when a group of 26 harvesters were presented with FETAC Certificates.
AEM bv in Maasbree (NL) goes further under the flag of Patron Agri Systems Group. With the take-over AEM - strong in the mushroom industry, becomes part of a stable organization in the steering and installation technique. For the customers of Patron, the take-over offers advantages as well, according to a company press release.
From the 10th to the 12th of June, after a 3 year break, The Dutch Mushroomdays were once again a good event to meet everybody in the mushroom industry. The days were held in the "Brabanthallen" in 's Hertogenbosch, a lively city in the centre of the Netherlands.
Jan Mulder, Euro-parliamentarian for the Dutch liberal party (VVD), and fourth on the list of candidates, will give a speech during the official opening of the Dutch Mushroom Days on Wednesday 10 June 2009.
The European Commission has been informed by food business operators that dried wild mushrooms may contain levels of nicotine higher than 0,01 mg/kg on a fresh weight basis. According to EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, the amount of nicotine was above the default maximum residue level (MRL) in 99% of cases. No clear reason has thus far been established for this unexpected presence of nicotine in dried mushrooms.