Pregnancy Food Safety. It’s a real thing. You know you need to keep an eye on what you eat during your pregnancy, but in this post we’re offering a few tips for food safety specifically during the holidays.
- Consider avoiding raw or unpasteurized milk and products made with it, such as soft cheeses. Raw or unpasteurized milk and products made with it can contain harmful germs, including Listeria. Avoid drinking raw milk and eating soft cheeses, such as queso fresco, Brie, Camembert, feta, goat cheese, or Roquefort, if they are made from raw or unpasteurized milk.
- Avoid other raw or unpasteurized products, such as juice or cider.
- Be super careful around seafood. Do not eat refrigerated smoked seafood unless it is in a cooked dish, such as a casserole,, or unless it is canned or shelf-stable.
- Be aware of holiday beverages. To reduce the possibility of fetal alcohol syndrome, watch out for alcohol-containing holiday punches and eggnogs. Avoid eggnog entirely unless you know it contains no alcohol and is pasteurized or made with pasteurized eggs and milk.
Have more pregnancy questions surrounding the holidays? Talk to your doctor.Tags: food preparation, foods to avoid when pregnant, holiday pregnancy safety, pregnancy, pregnancy food safety, pregnancy food safety during the holiday, pregnant, what not to eat