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Moldy block of cheese bought today expiring in 5 months

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Moldy block of cheese bought today expiring in 5 months

Bought it today, was in the store for 10min and ride home another 10min then went to the fridge.

I am not grossed out, and the mold wont survive the baking. Also don't think the green mold is toxic. Remove mold and use? Discard entirely? Take it back?

UPDATE: found original receipt, and had no issues returning it day later. I usually do not buy this brand, so opted for money back rather than exchange.
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Last edited by ramon2 on Oct 20th, 2020 1:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Absolutely take it back. I know all PC/No Name products have the full guarantee, so you will have no problem bringing it back. Even without a receipt as per policy, so long as you have the original packaging.
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Take it back. The pack must have had a small hole in it somewhere.
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ramon2 wrote: Bought it today, was in the store for 10min and ride home another 10min then went to the fridge.

I am not grossed out, and the mold wont survive the baking. Also don't think the green mold is toxic. Remove mold and use? Discard entirely? Take it back?

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Bro do you cut cheese in the dark?
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ramon2 wrote: Bought it today, was in the store for 10min and ride home another 10min then went to the fridge.

I am not grossed out, and the mold wont survive the baking. Also don't think the green mold is toxic. Remove mold and use? Discard entirely? Take it back?

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Mold doesn’t grow that fast. It must have been on there when you bought it and you didn’t notice it. I’d take it back. But, doesnt blue cheese have this mold in it?
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Will the store take it back, since the package has been already opened?
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Throw it in the trash and buy a new one.
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Becks wrote: Will the store take it back, since the package has been already opened?
Pretty sure esp since it's a big chain.

OP, if you can't take it back right away, maybe call their CS to put this on the record and maybe take a pic of it in case you have to throw it out.

EDIT: supposedly one could cut it off since it's hard and not something soft like bread, but still, I'd be too grossed out regardless if it's safe or not
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The Canterbury Tail wrote: Take it back. The pack must have had a small hole in it somewhere.
Pretty much this. That company sells thousands of those block cheeses and once in a while the packaging isn't perfect and both the retailer and consumer didn't notice the mold until you were ready to consume. This is actually more a trivial return than you might think
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was there a pin hole tear in the outer package of the cheese? Could be the reason why this happened. yes they will take it back It's their own brand after all.
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If you had it for a few weeks I would say just take off the mold and use it (I do that all the time - the BB dates aren't that accurate) but considering you bought it today - take it back. Not sure people are suggesting to throw it in the trash (should be going in the compost if anything) and buy a new one unless you have money to burn.
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