When It's OK to Eat Moldy Food—And When It's Not

Cold Cuts, Bacon, and Hot Dogs

Because high amounts of sodium and nitrites reduce moisture content and help prevent the growth of bacteria, foods like turkey and roasted chicken breast rarely mould in my fridge.

Cooked Pasta and Grains

No way—throw it out! We discovered that we couldn't simply scrape off the mouldy portion of the pasta salad from the night before.

Soft, Crumbled, and Sliced Cheeses

New mould sightings in soft cheeses like brie, cream cheese, or Swiss slices should be a big indicator that they should be thrown out and not eaten.

Soft Fruits and Vegetables

While hydrating foods are beneficial to your health, they can be exceedingly dangerous if they become mouldy, as they are more prone to contain bacteria and degrade beyond the surface.

Yogurt and Sour Cream

When it comes to germs and mould, these dairy products allow much too much opportunity for error. In mouldy yoghurt and sour cream, bacteria get to swim and play without being visible, much like bacteria in a kiddie pool.

Peanut Butter, Legumes, and Nuts

The only drawback is that meals made without the chemicals are more susceptible to mould. So, if you notice a small mould, toss it out and get another jar of our favourite nut butters.

Bread and Baked Goods

The chances of your bread and baked goods becoming mouldy are minimal, but if they do, toss them out rather than discussing whether or not they may be saved.

Jams and Jellies

These long-term spreads, contrary to popular assumption, do have an expiration date. Mycotoxin, a dangerous substance that can make you sick, is likely to be present on them.

Firm Fruits & Veggies

The texture of mouldy fruits and vegetables is important to consider when deciding whether to keep or throw them.

Hard Cheese

When it comes to cheeses that aren't supposed to have mould on them, such as parmesan, treat them like a hard fruit or vegetable with a mould speck.

Hard Salami and Dried Meats

Surprisingly, it's perfectly fine for these foods to become mouldy. Simply scrape away any surface mould before enjoying. To avoid cross-contamination, make sure to rinse any utensils you may have used to remove the specks.

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