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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Sliced, shredded, or crumbled cheese

Throw it out.

The moisture content is higher in these types of soft cheeses, so they are more likely to allow mold to penetrate deep into the product.

Mold on one slice or a small piece of shredded cheese is likely to have spread to the entire package, so don’t try to save the bits that don’t have any visible mold.

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