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What foods are unsafe during pregnancy?

It is recommended that you avoid the following foods: 1) Raw meats, raw fish and seafood, including sushi. 2) Processed meats (such as ham and salami), unless cooked to 75ºC and eaten soon after. 3) Cooked meats that have been stored cold for an unknown period (such as cold chicken for sandwiches). 4) Foods containing raw eggs. 5) Pate© and other meat spreads. 6) Soft and semi-soft cheeses such as ricotta, brie, feta and blue cheeses, unless cooked to 75ºC and eaten soon after. 7) Soft-serve ice-cream. 8) Unpasteurized dairy products. 9) Sprouts such as broccoli sprouts, snow peas or alfalfa, when not thoroughly cooked. 10) Pre-packaged salads and sandwiches. 11) Stuffing from chicken and other poultry, unless cooked separately.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pre-pregnancy check-up

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