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is penicillin mold in blue cheese harmful like antibiotics?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 08, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I was wondering if blue cheeses are perhaps harmful to gut bacteria by nature of their molds or if the amount is so small that it doesn't matter.

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on October 08, 2012
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The penicillin strain used in cheese making is typically Penicillium roqueforti. This strain has no antibacterial avtivity (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC123731/).

The larger concern is that the presence of penicillium roqueforti can -- increase the production of, or increase the difficulty of -- identifying secondary mycotoxins that can be harmful. So you want to be careful with the storage conditions of any mold-based foods.

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on October 08, 2012
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-Trace amounts of lactose in the cheese will feed your lactic acid bacteria. -Penicillin is only effective at therapeutic doses at wiping out bacteria. -What CD said, except we can't actually be sure that Pen. roq. has no antibacterial activity. It probably has some, but it's negligible. -I wouldn't worry about it.

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