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November 2002 Issue

Allergic to Mold? No Need to Pass Up Gorgonzola, But Moldy Foods Bad for All

Q. If I have an allergy to mold, do I need to avoid foods made with mold like Brie or blue cheese? What about the mold on spoiled foods? A. No, "good" molds—those used to make some cheeses—are not a problem, even if you’re allergic to molds in the environment. However, everyone should avoid eating—or even sniffing—spoiled foods that are moldy. Molds 101. There are about 300,000 different molds. The molds used

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