How Clean Is Your Refrigerator? (Page 6)

Moldy cheese?

Moldy cheese?

If the ick-factor doesn’t bother you, simply cut off the moldy bit of cheese. However, if the cheese is covered, say goodbye. (It’s difficult for mold to penetrate dense foods; that’s why hard cheeses are safe. This rule of thumb doesn’t apply to all foods, however.) If your leftovers regularly turn into science experiments, consider labeling containers with dates and using glass so you can easily see what’s inside. Most leftovers have a shelf life of three to five days, so do a weekly food inventory.

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