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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Hot dogs

Throw it out.

If your hot dogs are moldy, you need to throw them out. Bacteria—which are invisible—may be growing alongside the mold.

"Mold grows more slowly than bacteria, so that’s why it may take several days or weeks for mold growth to develop," says Doyle.

Don’t risk it.

Next: Hard salami, or dry-cured ham

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