Can you eat goats cheese feta when pregnant?

Is feta goat cheese pasteurized?

In the U.S., nearly all fresh (unaged, rindless) cheese—like mozzarella, fresh goat cheese/chèvre, ricotta, or feta—is pasteurized. It also means that 99 percent of soft, creamy, spreadable cheeses are pasteurized.

What happens if you eat feta while pregnant?

Any unpasteurized soft cheese, including feta, is not safe to eat when pregnant. The raw milk used to make unpasteurized cheeses puts you at risk of becoming infected with listeria. Listeria poses a danger to you and your unborn baby, so be sure to check the label of any soft cheese to make sure it is pasteurized.

What cheeses to avoid while pregnant?

Don’t eat mould-ripened soft cheese, such as brie, camembert and chevre (a type of goat’s cheese) and others with a similar rind. You should also avoid soft blue-veined cheeses such as Danish blue or gorgonzola. These are made with mould and they can contain listeria, a type of bacteria that can harm your unborn baby.

Why can’t pregnant eat feta cheese?

Soft, unpasteurized cheeses like feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined cheeses, and goat — as well as ready-to-eat meats like hot dogs and deli meats — may contain Listeria, bacteria that cause mild flu-like symptoms in most adults but can be very dangerous for unborn babies.

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Can feta cause miscarriage?

Feta cheese itself will not cause miscarriage. It’s the listeria that could be in unpasteurized feta that poses the problem, rather than the feta cheese itself. Anyone unlucky enough to contract listeriosis from unpasteurized feta cheese during pregnancy might face some serious risks, one of which is miscarriage.

How do you know when feta cheese is pasteurized?

How can you tell? Read the label. If it doesn’t clearly state that the product is made from pasteurized milk — or if it says the product is made from raw milk — avoid it. It’s not just pregnant women who now can go on pasteurized feta frenzy.

Can I eat mayonnaise while pregnant?

Although it’s best to avoid homemade mayonnaise, which may contain undercooked or raw eggs, commercial mayo is safe to eat during pregnancy as it’s made with pasteurized eggs.

Can you eat pineapple when pregnant?

Pineapple is safe to eat while pregnant. But you may want to limit how much of it you eat. The most common species of pineapple in the US, the Smooth Cayenne, has a high acid content. Heartburn and acid reflux are common when pregnant, and acidic foods can make these problems worse.