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« on: May 03, 2008, 01:36:24 AM »

So I was hungry and made a beautiful butter, peanut butter, and honey sandwich.  I was halfway through my sandwich and was putting the bread bag back on the shelf and noticed the whole underside was fuzzy.  No clue how I missed it, but I had eaten quite a bit of mold.  I'd put so much honey and butter on it I'd not noticed the sharp taste of it.

I hate to waste and almost thought of finishing it anyways since it was barely colored, but tossed it out since I've been having some painful GI problems for the past week & a half.  Question - do you think bread mold is bad for someone with a suppressed immune system?  After all, some antibiotics come from mold so it can't be all bad?  I'm also curious if a person ate enough bread-mold if it could cause nausea/vomiting like food poisoning?
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 01:42:06 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 01:44:00 AM »

I'd guess the worst you will get will just be the queasy feeling that an overactive mind will make you feel and that's about it. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 01:51:25 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 02:12:23 AM »

Quote from: jpinard on May 03, 2008, 01:36:24 AM

After all, some antibiotics come from mold so it can't be all bad? 

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 02:26:36 AM »

You ate a butter, peanut butter, and honey sandwich and you're concerned about whether the mold was bad for you?  It was probably the healthiest thing you ate icon_razz
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 02:36:27 AM »

hehe.   Tongue

Actually my curiosity is what happens to someone who eats a substantial amount of bread mold.  My first thought is nothing or you'd have ridiculous warning labels on stuff and a plethora of old wives tales.  But ironically when you look up:
bread mold toxins
the first link is a FATAL ERROR

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Answered my own question.  Found this:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Molds_on_Food/
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 05:32:00 AM »

I you're overreacting.  Two pieces of bread with mold on the bottom do not equal "a substantial amount of mold."

To be honest, if you haven't thrown up by now, I wouldn't worry about it.  Most of that stuff is not as bad as people make it out to be.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 07:03:07 AM »

Quote from: EddieA on May 03, 2008, 02:26:36 AM

You ate a butter, peanut butter, and honey sandwich and you're concerned about whether the mold was bad for you?  It was probably the healthiest thing you ate icon_razz

This was my thought as well. In fact, I still can't get over that particular set of ingredients. WTF.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 01:02:33 PM »

I ate some slimy packaged ham a few months ago (it was "preservative free", and I think I'll stick with preserved deli meats, thank you) and survived, so I think you'll be OK.

It won't hurt you, from what I've read (who knows? Maybe your peanut butter went bad). I don't think bread mold's going to give you salmonella (which is more from meats). But if you have any lingering problems then for crying out loud see a doctor about it.  icon_smile

Actually, of late I've started scribbling "sell by" or "eat this by" dates on certain things on my fridge with a Sharpie. Most packaged deli meats (the preserved kind) warn you to eat it within a week of opening no matter how air tight you store it, for example. I hurriedly made a sandwich for work yesterday so some opened meats would "beat the deadline."

I'd recommend The Sharpie Calendar Dating Method if like me you pay no attention to how old the stuff is you have in there (or a Post-It Note on your breadbox).  icon_razz

Lastly, my mom is a big fan of throwing bread - as soon as she bought it - in the freezer, where it'll last virtually forever. You can either pop slices in the microwave or in the fridge overnight to thaw, and generally it still tastes fine and chances are will be mold-free. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 03:13:22 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on May 03, 2008, 01:02:33 PM

I ate some slimy packaged ham a few months ago (it was "preservative free", and I think I'll stick with preserved deli meats, thank you) and survived, so I think you'll be OK.

Ham is basically preserved based on the fact that it is cured with salt.
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2008, 07:46:53 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on May 03, 2008, 03:13:22 PM

Ham is basically preserved based on the fact that it is cured with salt.

It can still go bad.  I got food poisoning from ham I ate on Christmas day a few years ago.  I know it was the ham because I tried everything else again and didn't get sick.

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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2008, 09:08:04 PM »

You're sitting at your PC typing to us instead of sprinting to the porcelain god, so you must be OK.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2008, 11:20:05 PM »

Quote from: Sarkus on May 03, 2008, 07:46:53 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 03, 2008, 03:13:22 PM

Ham is basically preserved based on the fact that it is cured with salt.

It can still go bad.  I got food poisoning from ham I ate on Christmas day a few years ago.  I know it was the ham because I tried everything else again and didn't get sick.



I didn't say it couldn't go bad.  I said it was already naturally preserved.
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2008, 02:18:28 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on May 03, 2008, 01:02:33 PM

I ate some slimy packaged ham a few months ago (it was "preservative free", and I think I'll stick with preserved deli meats, thank you) and survived, so I think you'll be OK.

It won't hurt you, from what I've read (who knows? Maybe your peanut butter went bad). I don't think bread mold's going to give you salmonella (which is more from meats). But if you have any lingering problems then for crying out loud see a doctor about it.  icon_smile

Actually, of late I've started scribbling "sell by" or "eat this by" dates on certain things on my fridge with a Sharpie. Most packaged deli meats (the preserved kind) warn you to eat it within a week of opening no matter how air tight you store it, for example. I hurriedly made a sandwich for work yesterday so some opened meats would "beat the deadline."

I'd recommend The Sharpie Calendar Dating Method if like me you pay no attention to how old the stuff is you have in there (or a Post-It Note on your breadbox).  icon_razz

Lastly, my mom is a big fan of throwing bread - as soon as she bought it - in the freezer, where it'll last virtually forever. You can either pop slices in the microwave or in the fridge overnight to thaw, and generally it still tastes fine and chances are will be mold-free. icon_biggrin

Interesting.  I usually let things go a week past exp date figuring producers have built in a sizable grace period (except milk).
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