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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What foods to stay away from when pregnant and alternatives to those foods. Raw Meat: Uncooked seafood and rare or undercooked beef or poultry should be avoided because of the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella. Deli Meat: Deli meats have been known to be contaminated with listeria, which can cause miscarriage. Listeria has the ability to cross the placenta and may infect the baby leading to infection or blood poisoning, which may be life-threatening. If you are pregnant and you are considering eating deli meats, make certain that you reheat the meat until it is steaming . Raw Eggs: Raw eggs or any foods that contain raw eggs should be avoided because of the potential exposure to salmonella. Some homemade Caesar dressings, mayonnaise, homemade ice cream or custards, and Hollandaise sauces may be made with raw eggs. Pate: Refrigerated pate or meat spreads should be avoided because they may contain the bacteria listeria. Canned pate, or shelf-safe meat spreads can be eaten. Dried and salted deli meats such as salami and pepperoni. Non-dried deli meatsheated throughout to steaming hot. Pâtés and meat spreads sold in cans or those that do not require refrigeration until after opening. Meat and poultry cooked to a safe internal temperature. Tip: To help prevent food poisoning,remember to use a digital food thermometer to check the internaltemperature. Egg dishes thoroughly cooked to a safe internal temperature. Eggs should be cooked until the yolk is firm. Tip: Pasteurized egg products can be used when making uncooked food that calls for raw eggs.
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