Signs of Food Spoilage

  • Understanding signs of food spoilage is crucial for maintaining food safety and preventing illness.
  • Food spoilage is caused by the growth of microorganisms like bacteria, mould, and yeast.
  • This spoiling alters the food’s appearance, texture, taste, and smell.
  • Common signs include slime or mould growth, discoloration or browning, unusual smells, sour or rancid taste, and changes in texture like softness, mushiness, or sliminess.
  • Identifying these signs allows for necessary action to avoid consuming unsafe or inedible food.