Fungus growing on orange peel
Some types of mould are associated with food spoilage without producing mycotoxins. An example is the filamentous fungi of the genera Rhizopus spp.
The Rhizopus stolonifer is the common bread mold, but also causes spoilage of strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, usually during postharvest storage.
Moulds can also produce natural compounds with a biological activity.
Several therapeutic applications, including PENICILLIN (produced by Penicillium notatum)