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Is it safe to eat feta cheese while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat feta cheese while pregnant?

Yes: First of all the entire country of greece seems to have no problems with eating feta and having babies. The issue with soft cheeses is not the cheese per se but that soft cheese may be made from unpasteurized milk and that can be linked to listeria infection. Most cheese in america is made from pasteurized dairy including feta. In addition, listeria can grow in any spoiled food, not just dairy. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant and i had feta cheese. I want to know if it safe to eat feta cheese. What treatment and test i need to take to treat it. Thanks?

I am 17 weeks pregnant and i had feta cheese. I want to know if it safe to eat feta cheese. What treatment and test i need to take to treat it. Thanks?

Food Questions: There is absolutely nothing to worry about feta cheese and pregnancy. If there were a whole culture of greeks would be in trouble. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat mac n cheese with annatto extract when pregnant? It's used as a coloring. I've eaten it several times and always felt a bit sick aft

Is it safe to eat mac n cheese with annatto extract when pregnant? It's used as a coloring. I've eaten it several times and always felt a bit sick aft

Annatto extract: Annatto extract is a natural food coloring used in many south american countries. It appears to be a safe food coloring. Feeling sick is probably more related to the high fat content in the mac n cheese, than the food coloring. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat blue cheese dressing during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat blue cheese dressing during pregnancy?

No: There are different types of blue cheeses, but in general there is a risk of contracting listeriosis from most blue cheeses. It is easiest just to avoid all of these types during pregnancy. Here is a reference: http://www.Babycentre.Co.Uk/x3175/is-it-safe-to-eat-cheese-during-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat american cheese during pregnancy?

Yes: Any pasteurized milk cheese is ok. American cheese almost always falls into that category. Check the label. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pumpkin/cream cheese flan during pregnancy?

Probably: Cream cheese is typically pasteurized which makes it safe in pregnancy. Pumpkin cream cheese flan sounds terrible to me, but if it is tasty to you then go for it! ...Read more

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Is sargento 4 cheese mexican safe to eat while pregnant?

Is sargento 4 cheese mexican safe to eat while pregnant?

perfectly fine: Cheese as part of a balanced diet is ok and mexican cheese can fit into that diet. Mexican cheese is a mixture of several cheeses according to a mexican formulation and most are made in the us and not imported from mexico. ...Read more