In a strongly worded news the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, has received more than 130 complaints from British and American consumers to ban the sale of - the fake meat made from fungus that is sold under the brand name Quorn. It was found to induce vomiting and many people fell ill.
Quorn is the brand name for a line of foods made with fungi based 'mycoprotein.' That ingredient springs from a single-celled fungus.
'It is clear that many people are suffering severe symptoms, including bouts of repeated vomiting, bloody vomiting, and diarrhoea,' said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. 'One woman experienced faecal incontinence in public places, while another feared choking to death on her vomit. People have told us that they fainted in the Underground and on the toilet, vomited out the window of a taxi, and missed work, Christmas dinners, concerts and other activities.'
'The Food Standards Agency should take action against an ingredient that makes so many people sick,' Jacobson said. 'I am surprised that any manufacturer or grocer would risk sullying its reputation by selling sickness-inducing foods.'
'On theoretical grounds alone, the use of this mould in food is highly dubious,' said Dr. John Santilli, an American allergist.