1. A hollow form used to give shape to the substance contained in it. Molds are used to give specific shapes to substances such as candies, chocolate, mints, breads, cakes and gelatin desserts or salads. For example:
  2. A microorganism that generally occurs as a visible fungus-like growth on areas of food exposed to the air. Mold can grow on many different types of food, regardless of whether it is refrigerated or stored in a dry area at room temperature. When preserving foods by canning them, use proper heating and sealing processes to prevent the growth of mold bacteria. When mold appears on soft cheese, discard the cheese immediately. On hard cheese however, the mold can be removed by cutting it off, making sure not to contaminate the knife and spread the mold by slicing too closely to the spores that have formed. For example:
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