Does mold ever grow on nonperishable food?

By Susan Brewer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

That depends on what you consider perishable.  We usually consider perishable foods to be those with high water content and plenty of nutrients capable of  encouraging  microbial growth.  Molds require less water than bacteria.  For this reason, they can grow on foods that we often consider only semi-perishable, such as  bread.
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I'm not sure the information provided answers the question asked.
I agree with you. However, I think the answer implies that it does not grow on nonperishables.

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