(Closed) Feta or no

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Do you eat feta cheese?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 17
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @TaurianDoll:  Most of it is pasteurized so you should be fine. If you aren’t sure, ask.  Personally, I don’t bother asking, but I’m a bad pregnant woman who also eats soft serve and deli meat.

    I’ll take my chances.  You can also get listeria from lettuce and lots of other things, but no one tells pregnant women not to eat salad!

     

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    As long as it doesn’t say “raw milk” on the package, you’re fine. Unpasteurized cheeses are a very small percentage of what’s available and they are always clearly labeled as such.

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    @mrspinesol:  lol me too! I thought it was a weird poll…

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Honestly, yes it’s fine. I mean I wouldn’t probably eat it from a taco truck or something quesionable but otherwise your risk of listerios is very small. Listeriosis is not a COMMON problem as previously stated. Only about 2500 people in the US get it per year and only around 13% of those are pregnant. It’s a concern, but not common.

     

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
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    @TaurianDoll:  I’m not pregnant but Fiance and I went out to dinner recently and the wife is of the couple we went with. She just asked the restaurant whether or not it was pasteurized, they said yes, and she got to enjoy it! I had NO idea all the rules about what you can/can’t eat. When I get pregnant (multiple yrs from now), I will have to check them all out! 

     

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @TaurianDoll:  Yes I’d eat pasteurized feta, which almost all feta in the grocery store is anyways. I love cheese:)

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve eaten it several times but most of the times it has been cooked. We have a huge block of it in our fridge that’s imported (and non pasteurized) and I try my hardest not to eat it. It’s hard.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble Beekeeper
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    @TaurianDoll:  They say no soft serve becuase of the bacteria left in the machine from it not being cleaned properly. Like @MrsWBS I am a bad pregnant lady. I was so concerned my first trimester and got tired of limiting myself. I eat hot dogs, soft cheese, soft serve, and seafood. I do stay away from big fish and anything raw, but I am not afraid of bacon or deli meat.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar Beekeeper
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    @TaurianDoll:  You’re not supposed to have soft serve (or milkshakes from McDonalds that come out of the machines) because apparently they’re a breeding ground for bacteria when not cleaned properly (which is probably frequently).  I didn’t even know about the no soft serve until I had indulged in it more times than I’d like to admit in my first trimester lol.  (If ya can’t drink margaritas in the summer, you’ve got to at least have some soft serve!)  I lived to tell the tale.  I generally feel like if you aren’t eating at a shack on the side of the road or a place you or others have gotten violently ill at then you’re good to go.

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee

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    @mrspinesol:  me too. Hated it my whole life. Since before I was 2 I was asking ‘no cheese’. Actually allergic to casien but I don’t miss it either way. 

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @megz06:  +1 million!

    I try to compare risks to driving to work – is ___ more dangerous than driving to work? Probably not. Certainly not for feta cheese in the US. Everything has some sort of risk. You can drive yourself crazy if you try to avoid it all.

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    The cheese of my people!!!! Of COURSE!  Although I’ve been eating it much less during pregnancy – I find the smell a bit intense sometimes, depending on the brand.

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
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    @TaurianDoll:  As I say, I think we are fear mongled as pregnant women. If women managed to birth children while streets were latrines … I’m sure feta won’t hurt us (even if it wasn’t pasturized .. shhh).

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