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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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

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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat blue cheese? Thank you.

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat blue cheese? Thank you.

Yes, if pasteurized.: All pasteurized dairy products are safe in pregnancy, including blue cheese (roquefort). ...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 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 eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Mixed signals, here: As I imagine you have discovered, this question is a conundrum.General pregnancy advice is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses in pregnancy. While Kasseri is unpasteurized, it is hard and there are many anecdotal reports about eating it safely in pregnancy. The CDC does not include kasseri in its list of cheese to avoid when pregnant:queso fresco/blanco/panela; brie; Camembert; blue-veined; feta ...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 cream cheese such as (cheese cake ) safe to eat during pregnancy?

Weight gain : Sounds delicious. Just watch the calories. It's not dangerous to the baby to eat dessert on occasion. ...Read more

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

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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I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

Yes: Pasteurized cheese is safe to eat if stored properly. Xanthan gum is one of those food additives found in so many foods... haven't heard of it causing birth defects. As long as one is not overdoing her cheese-eating, there should be no worries. Everything in moderation, as always. ...Read more

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I am 12 weeks pregnant & was wondering if the fontina cheese on my pizza is safe to eat. It says it's pasteurized.?

I am 12 weeks pregnant & was wondering if the fontina cheese on my pizza is safe to eat. It says it's pasteurized.?

Heat !: The pizza oven heats to some 800 degrees farenheiht. Not much survives this temperature. This also applies to frozen pizza, provided it hasn't been mishandled. Enjoy your pizza ! ...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?

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