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.

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Jams and jellies

Throw it out.

Sweet, sugary foods—like salty foods—welcome molds.

"Molds tend to be more adaptable than bacteria in many cases, and can grow in these types of foods that might have ingredients that would be inhibitory to general bacteria growth," says Doyle.

Plus, molds spread more easily through these soft foods.

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