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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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Peanut butter, nuts

Throw it out.

Peanuts are among the foods most likely to grow the molds that produce the most dangerous toxins.

"Based on past history, we know that peanuts could contain the molds that produce aflatoxins," says Doyle. Ditch any nuts or nut butters with even a trace of mold.

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