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During my move to a new home a 10lb bag of granulated pure cane sugar had some vegetable oil drip onto it. After 2 days when I observed that I took the sugar out of its paper bag and put it into a large zip-lock plastic bag that appears to be airtight. Is the sugar safe and for how long? How can I tell if it goes bad?

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  • What do you mean by "goes bad?" Is the sugar dry now, or is it moist with oil? – moscafj May 5 '20 at 17:02
  • By "goes bad" I mean it would be potentially hazardous to eat. The sugar is dry I would guess, the part with oil got mixed in with the rest of the 10lbs of it when I put it in the plastic bag so it is hard to check that specifically. – CompNeuroDev May 5 '20 at 20:31
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I don't see a safety risk. Oil can go rancid. That is a quality issue, rather than a safety issue. Moist sugar could potentially mold, I suppose. If you see mold forming I would discard. Otherwise, this seems like a low risk situation to me.

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  • Thanks! I will be sure to watch out for those things. I appreciate your help. – CompNeuroDev May 7 '20 at 1:51

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