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I heard that as a pregnant woman i should avoid soft cheese in case of listeria infection?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
True.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs.
Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Uncooked/unpasteur.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A/W Dr. Younggren: Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Only drink milk or eat food w milk products that have been pasteurized. You can eat hard cheese; semi-soft cheeses; pasteurized processed cheeses, cream cheese ; cottage cheese. Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure hot dogs or.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs & meat spreads may be eaten. Only eat refrigerated smoked seafood that has been cooked. It is ok to eat canned sea food.
Mar 22, 2014
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Maybe not bad advice for the non-pregnant folks also.
Mar 22, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
I think you are right Dr. Machanic.
Mar 22, 2014

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