Eating Moldy Food: When It's OK, When It's Not

Moldy food is a fact of life. Even if you do everything right, like refrigerating food promptly, mold can still show up in your favorite fare.

Credit: Istockphoto

prev 10 of 18 next

Lunch meat

Throw it out.

"Some molds may be able to grow at a higher salt content than your average bacteria," says Doyle, putting sodium-heavy lunch meats in the line of fire.

If you see any mold on deli meat, better to toss it than risk eating food that is likely contaminated below the surface, where you don’t see it.

Next: Jams and jellies

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from!