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Moldy Food Alert

It may lurk where you can't see it

(HealthDayNews) -- If your cheese or bread has grown mold, don't merely cut off the moldy part and eat the section that still looks okay, advises Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, mold can grow where you can't see it, especially in high-moisture or porous foods. So if you see mold on foods such as bread, soft cheeses, grain, meats, dairy foods, or fruits and vegetables, it's best to throw out the entire package.

Mold on hard cheese can be cut off one inch around all sides of the mold, but take care to keep the knife out of the mold to avoid contamination. And throw out the old wrap in which it was stored.

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