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Can powdered milk have a problem with mold?

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Mold requires some moisture to grow.  It only needs a little, such as in bread.  If the powdered milk is kept dry in a bag or can, mold will not typically grow.  If you are referring to home food storage, it is best to store powdered milk in a sealed #10 can using oxygen absorbers.

Posted on 20 Aug 2007

Brian Nummer
Food Safety Specialist

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