Pregnant women CAN eat deli meat!!
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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat deli meat?
You’ve heard that pregnant women should avoid deli meat and other foods in pregnancy due to the increased risk of listeria and other food poisoning, and while those risks are true and relevant, we have to consider the recommendation using an evidence-based approach.
As more evidence becomes available and we are better educated, recommendations change!
The CDC recommends that pregnant women heat deli meats to 165 degrees Fahrenheit or until steaming to reduce the risk of listeria poisoning.CDC recommendations to avoid listeria poisoning from foods
Mentioned in the Episode
1. Statistics of listeria poisoning affecting pregnant women.
2. Listeria poisoning & their sources since 2011.
3. Best practices to avoid listeria poisoning in various foods.
4. 5-minute videos on how deli meat is made so you can see how well sanitary standards are upheld in a commercial setting.
Poultry Deli Meat
Other Deli Meats
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