View Full Version : Why does Cottage Cheese turn pink when it molds?
11-20-2001, 08:47 AM
When I've opened cottage cheese that is really out-of-date and has molded, it has bright pink spots on it.
What causes that?
Duck Duck Goose
11-20-2001, 09:08 AM
Um...because the kind of mold that tends to grow on the brand of cottage cheese that you buy happens to be pink? Mold comes in different colors, like house paint.
Not sure what you're getting at. :confused: "Why is there mold?" or "Why is it pink?"
11-20-2001, 01:39 PM
Why is the mold pink? Is it something in the cottage cheese? The mold itself?
What else has pink mold?
Duck Duck Goose
11-20-2001, 04:52 PM
All About Food Mold. Google, "food spoilage molds".
1. I have no clue why it's pink as opposed to orange or yellow or green, other than to say, "That's the kind of mold it is." When my cottage cheese gets moldy, it's green, so I'm guessing that you've got a different brand, or style, or fat content or something.
2. Don't eat moldy food, no matter what color the mold is.
3. No clue on what else has pink mold.
I've never seen pink mold. I think you're looking at a bacterial contamination. Don"t eat it.
11-20-2001, 06:44 PM
There are certainly pink molds out there. My guess as to why you get different colors with different brands or places is simply that processing facilities in different parts of the country will have different local species which could contaminate the product. Same with your house. You'll have different species of molds in your area than I will in mine. Just throw it away when you see growth, and you'll be fine.
Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
11-20-2001, 07:49 PM
It's just cuter that way. :D
My guess is, you've got a bad case of Girly-Mold! :D
11-20-2001, 08:56 PM
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