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Food Safety During Pregnancy

There are certain foods that women should not eat during pregnancy because they may make you sick or be dangerous to your baby. These include:

  • Raw fish and shellfish (ex: sushi, ray oysters and clams)
  • Undercooked meat, poultry and seafood (including hot dogs, deli-meats)
  • Unpasteurized milk, juice or cider
  • Soft and semi-soft cheeses made with unpasteurized milk (ex: feta, brie, camembert)
  • All foods made with raw or lightly cooked eggs (ex: homemade Caesar salad dressing)
  • Raw sprouts (ex: alfalfa, bean)

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