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I heard that as a pregnant woman I should avoid soft cheese in case of listeria infection?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Maybe not bad advice for the non-pregnant folks also.
Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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