Big blue spots of mold on wheat/brown bread specifically.
Is it harmful to touch/breathe in?
“Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous?” from the USDA says “Yes, some molds cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems. And a few molds, in the right conditions, produce “mycotoxins,” poisonous substances that can make you sick.”
One blue/green mold that is commonly found on bread is Penicillium but some species of Penecillium make grey or green spots. Not all species from the Penicillium genus make the antibiotic penicillin some species make toxins
Rhizopus nigricans (bread mold)
Rhizopus stolinifera (black bread mold)
Other common bread molds could be Aspergillus, Monascus, Fusarium,
and a whole host of others.
on: 2nd March 10