The white coating around certain hard salamis is actually a dusting of a benign mold which helps cure the salami and preserve it from bacteria. It is also normal for dry-cured hams to develop some surface molds. As long as you scrub the mold off your cured ham, it is safe to eat.
Furthermore, what is the white mold on salami? Penicillium species are molds that colonize the surfaces of cheeses, salami, and other naturally aged fermented foods. The fungus that most commonly colonizes salami is Penicillium nalgiovense, a mold that makes the white fluffiness we associated with salami.
Beside this, can you eat the plastic around salami?
No. The skin of the salami is edible. Oh, and if there is mould - dont wash it off.
What does moldy salami look like?
Salami Color For example, if you notice any black fuzz or mold, discard the salami. If its edges turn a brown or gray color, toss it. Dont panic if you spot a white mold on the salami. Some companies actually use this white mold, or Penicillium nalviogense, on the salami casing to help with the aging process.