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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Cooked leftover meats and poultry

Throw it out.

It can be frustrating to see mold take hold of leftovers that seem to have been properly stored.

But leftovers often have high moisture content, which provides a friendly environment for bacteria and molds.

There may also be additional mold under the surface that you don’t see.

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