Food authority warns Greeks not to eat wild mushrooms

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) has advised the public to avoid consuming wild mushrooms following a recent hike in the number of cases of people being poisoned.

According to figures released by the country’s Poison Control Center, some 80 to 140 cases of wild mushroom poisoning are recorded in Greece every year.

In case of poisoning, EFET advises members of the public to contact the Poison Control Center on 210.779.3777.