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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can i eat cold pepperoni the prepackaged kind? im 12 weeks pregnant & worried about listeria and nitrates but really really want some pepperoni... not worth harming the babies though?

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Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 60 years experience
MATTER OF CHOICE: I don't see how the theoretical dangers of listeria and nitrates could harm a 12-week fetus, but since you have an OB, why not let him/her make the decision? Perhaps he/she is more aware of the dangers than I..... Mmmmmm.

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