So the Chick’n & Mushroom Pasta in ingredients for the mushrooms all its says is “Wild Mushroom Powder, Dried Mushroom”, my wife has been having some recently and has started to feel nauseos, stomach pain, bloating and upset stomach. She only gets these symptoms has her mushroom intolerance flairs up, as far as we know, Shitake and Porcini mushrooms cause it, we are currently unaware of others due to not wanting to risk it.
So I was just wondering if there is any information on which mushrooms are used for these two ingredients.
Enokitake, Button, White Beech, Brown Clamshell and Oyster Mushrooms account for more than 85% of global edible mushroom production so chances are, it’s one of those but who can say – the marketing spiel just says ‘wild’ mushrooms.
At the risk of ageing ourselves for those of you who don’t know what Windscale is – it’s a British nuclear power plant that leaked like a sieve – over a 50 year period they averaged a serious leak every two years (including deliberate and accidental leaks) of plutonium and irradiated uranium particulates. In time honoured tradition, they didn’t fix it – they just rebranded it as Sellafield.
Hey there, welcome to the Huel forum! To help, this flavour uses mushroom flavouring, not an actual whole mushroom itself, however, the details from the flavouring itself are confidential- I do apologise for that! Please shout if I can help out with anything else
Mushrooms in Europe also seem to have a relatively high contamination with radon - but I guess you were refering to a different kind of mushroom, one that is not legally available.
Back to topic: As epicure said, with an intolerance it is always better to stay off something that might cause problems. Umami taste often comes from glutamic acid, an ingredient that may also cause problems for sensitive individuals. Is there another flavour or product you could imagine having instead?
Maybe the Huel team is even nice enough to give you a free bag to try - as some kind of compensation for not telling you the exact ingredients. Sometimes you get something from the company for free; the excellent customer service is one of the main benefits of Huel.
Companies aren’t obliged to divulge any information beyond what’s required by law, & it’s likely to be in their interests to avoid doing so. We shouldn’t expect to be compensated for the fact that they keep their commercial information confidential, including what exact materials they use.
correct Labelling has to identify what are classified as major and/or life threatening allergens - so the FDA for example requires eight foods to listed: milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. The EU is pretty similar but also adds celery, gluten, lupin, molluscs, mustard, sesame and sulphites.
They didn’t exist when I was a kid. We just got on with it.
Now I know someone with a kiwi allergy and another with an allergy to latex. I said to the latter, don’t have anal sex with a man wearing a condom as you may die from anal(pro)phylactic shock.
Another has an allergy to pineapple…but hopefully won’t shove that up their arse.