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Name: Lance M.
Status: Student
Age: 15
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2001


Question:
How safe is a open bowl of candy from bacteria?



Replies:
My guess is that there is so much sugar in candy that bacteria will not grow on it. I would not worry about this aspect of food safety.

Trudy Wassenaar


Candy is a very concentrated form of sugar. Bacteria can't grow in concentrated salt or sugar environments. In the days before refrigeration food was highly salted to preserve it, such as ham, etc. , or it was preserved in highly concentrated sugar. So your candy bowl should be safe.

vanhoeck



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