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Old 08-19-2007, 07:59 AM   #11
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I am with Andy's thinking! If stale bread posed any health risk, mankind as a species would have died off hundreds of years ago. Now where is my bread pudding! ha!



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Old 08-19-2007, 11:09 AM   #12
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Are there any problems with eating older bread products? I don't mean moldy bread, just bread that is no longer fresh.
I certainly hope not, considering I BUY my bread old. I could never understand why, when a loaf of bread will usually last me a week, I should pay close to $4.00 in the supermarket on Wednesday afternoon for a loaf of bread baked tuesday night, when I can get three loaves for $4.00 at the USED BREAD STORE on Thursday afternoon.

Oh, BTW, when it does get moldy, I break it up and toss it out on the lawn. I bet we have the healthiest sea gulls in the western United States!
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:43 AM   #13
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Ive heard of day old bread stores but never a Used Bread Store.So how used is this bread just slighty and how many people have used this bread?
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:34 PM   #14
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Ive heard of day old bread stores but never a Used Bread Store.So how used is this bread just slighty and how many people have used this bread?
The bakery bakes bread, rolls, etc. every night, then delivers it to the supermarkets early a.m. The next early a.m., they remove all the baked goods that didin't sell the previous day and replace it with stuff they baked last night.

The baked goods that did not sell are then moved to the "used bread store" which is owned and operated by the bakery that produced the goods, to be sold at a tremendous discount, like 1/3 to 1/4 of their original price, in order to at least recover the cost of materials. I now consider this used bread because it was on a store shelf, didn't sell, and was returned to the original owner for a refund.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:04 AM   #15
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Gee, everything leads to cancer if you read those forwarded emails. I'll chime in with evreyone here. If bread pudding and pain perdue caused cancer, if bread crumbs could kill you, there would be no one left on earth.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:39 AM   #16
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I am with Claire. If someone was to list all of the foods that someone has tied to cancer, I suspect we would be left eating, well drinking, Scotch. To the best of my knowledge no one has linked any form of cancer to Scotch drinking, in any quantity, and if someone has I definitely do not want to know about it.
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:07 AM   #17
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Other than the obvious reason, why shouldn't you eat bread that has mold? I have heard that if one piece has the slightest bit, throw it all out. I know this sounds awful but the urge to just pick off the dot of mold is tempting (especially when there is no other bread around) and yes I have done it.

What about the mold growing on aged cheeses?
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #18
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Stale bread has been used in cooking for centuries.
I always find logic like this kind of funny. Cancer has been around for centuries too (sorry Andy, I hope you don't think I am picking on you. I swear I am not!)

I have never heard of any links to cancer from old bread either.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:32 AM   #19
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I always find logic like this kind of funny. Cancer has been around for centuries too (sorry Andy, I hope you don't think I am picking on you. I swear I am not!)

I have never heard of any links to cancer from old bread either.

No offense, GB. Not sue I follow your logic, however.

My point was that it has been around for centuries feeding people with no apparant ill efects.

A scare monger could attack that statement and claim I can't prove it doesn't cause cancer (or something else ) and that that means stale bread could cause cancer. But I guess we could say the same thing about everything we eat and drink.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:36 AM   #20
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But that is my point exactly Andy. Just because people have been doing it for years does not automatically mean it does not cause harm.

People have been smoking tobacco for a long long time. It is just recently in the history of smoking tobacco that we have found out it causes cancer. Prior to that discovery people could have said that we have been smoking tobacco for years and never had a problem. They would be wrong of course.

Again, I am not saying that old bread causes cancer. I personally doubt it does and I will have no problem continuing to eat old bread. But citing the fact that people have been doing it for years as proof that it is not bad for you just does not seem logical to me.
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