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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Texas company could have an answer to some consumers' unwelcome discovery that just-purchased loaves contain mold.

MicroZap Inc., of Lubbock, claims its technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. The bread is bombarded with microwaves for about 10 seconds, which kills the mold spores, CEO Don Stull said.

The process could eliminate bakers' need for preservatives and the ingredients used to mask their flavor, increase bread's shelf life and reduce food waste, he said.

After 60 days, researchers found the treated bread that remained unopened had the same mold content when compared with a loaf fresh from the oven.

 

 
 


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