People will normally talk of bread mould. But which mould is the bread. Bread mould could be any of the moulds that commonly occur on bread. Some of the common bread moulds are Rhizopus stolonifer, Chrysonilia sitophila (red bread mould), species of Aspergillus, species of Penicillium, and Monascus ruber. However, any of the indoor moulds can grow on damp bread.
Bread moulds can cause significant losses in bakeries and stores. An outbreak of bread contamination by mould would require careful investigation of the whole bread making and storage processes to identify the source of contamination.
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