Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - South Carolina (Approved by SCDHEC, GADPH and NCDPH) - JUN 24-25, 2017

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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: Georgia, South Carolina  and North Carolina. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 2 weeks ahead of the class.

Limited to 50 people, and no refunds will be available for this event.

Osher Lifelong Learning Center
9 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday

OLLI at Clemson University was originally housed on campus, with offices in Lehotsky Hall.  However, the constraints of busy campus meant most courses and programs occurred in churches, libraries and even private homes.  

In 2008, the University began a facility planning process with J. Michael Cheezem, a developer with local ties to the Clemson University family. As part of the new Patrick Square Town Center and in partnership with OLLI members and University officials, Mr. Cheezem presented to the University an 8,000 square foot, two story building, the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center.  The Center now houses the OLLI administrative offices as well as a majority of OLLI classes, and features a large assembly

room, several classrooms, a computer lab, an art and science room and a demonstration kitchen.

Bring your own lunch, you can use the kitchen, it is fully stocked.

Taught personally by Tradd Cotter, authorized DHEC and GADPH Mushroom Hunting Instructor. 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:
  • Pink Chanterelles (Cantharellus cinnabarinus)
  • Golden Chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius, C.lateritius, C. Appalachiensis)
  • Yellow Morel (Morchella esculenta)
  • Tulip Morel (Morchella deliciosa)
  • Black morel (Morchella elata)
  • Black Trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
  • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
  • Wood Ears (Auricula auricularia, A. Fuscosuccinea)
  • Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus, L.cincinnatus, L.perscinus)
  • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
  • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum)
  • Lions Mane or Pom Pom (Hericium erinaceus, H.ramosum)
  • White Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus, P. pulmonarius, P. populinus, P. floridanus)
  • Cauliflower (Sparassis crispa, S.herbstii, S.spathulata)
  • Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
  • Blewits (Clitocybe nuda)
  • Honey (Armillaria ostoyae, A.mellea, A.tabescens)
  • Blue Milky (Lactarius indigo)
  • Golden Milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus)
  • Pecan Truffle (Tuber lyonii)