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Food Safety and Pregnancy
You may have never suffered from a case of food poisoning in the past, but when you are pregnant, you and your unborn child are more susceptible to food poisoning.
The good news is that food poisoning can be prevented if you follow proper home food safety practices. Pregnant women can help protect themselves and their unborn children by always following four simple food safety guidelines:
- Wash Hands Often
- Keep Raw Meats and Ready-to-Eat Foods Separate
- Cook to Proper Temperatures
- Refrigerate Promptly Below 40° Fahrenheit
It's recommended that pregnant women avoid certain foods that are considered risky for them, such as raw or undercooked eggs, unpasteurized milk, undercooked meat or poultry, and raw fish.
For a complete list of foods pregnant women should avoid and more information on how to reduce your risk of food poisoning, visit HomeFoodSafety.org.
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