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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Bread and baked goods

Throw it out.

If there were a most-likely-to-get-moldy award, bread would be the winner.

If one slice out of an entire loaf has a little spot of mold, it’s probably fine to use the slices farthest away from the incriminating spot. But maybe not.

"There may be some mold growth you just don’t see," says Doyle. Porous foods like bread, muffins, cakes, and other baked goods also allow easy penetration of molds below the surface.

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