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I can't eat...

(21 Posts)
Splinters Sun 18-Nov-12 18:58:30

Oh right, it was the NHS website.

I am making it my business to consume my own body weight in smoked salmon and prawns before the baby's born btw grin

Splinters Sun 18-Nov-12 18:55:37

I have read that soft mould-ripened cheeses are not ok even if pasteurised, because the high moisture content means the bacteria can thrive in them. Hard cheeses (inc blue stilton) are ok even if not pastueurised because there is so little moisture in them that dangerous bacteria don't get to dangerous levels. . This is the advice I'm folllowing anyway -- will try to find a link!

Weissdorn Sun 18-Nov-12 15:50:34

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shakemyhead Sun 18-Nov-12 15:43:43

Ha ha cheese axis of evil.

TheCountessOlenska Sun 18-Nov-12 08:10:51

The cheese thing is totally confusing:

Stilton looks evil, with all those blue veins - but it's a hard cheese so it's fine.

Camembert and Brie look completely innocuous but they are the ones to avoid (although I can't believe any of the boring shrinkwrapped Bries from the supermarket could be harbouring anything nasty)

Goats cheese can be eaten unless it has a rind (!?)

And what about Parmesan??? It's a hard cheese but I have a feeling it's part of the cheese axis of evil!

For some reason I have accidentally eaten all of these cheeses apart from Stilton confused

plannedshock Sun 18-Nov-12 08:06:28

You can get white Stilton-with cranberries or apricots in it which might be the one you can eat or there's the blue veiny one you avoid I think!

NoTeaForMe Sun 18-Nov-12 07:50:00

I thought Stilton was an absolute no - but I don't like it so I could be wrong!

Are Brie and Camembert a no? I thought they were but someone told me they had bought pasteurised Camembert and so that was ok? I didn't think it was about the pasteurisation and was about something else?

Help!

panda I love the mental picture you have just given me of an actual panda wobbling over some wensleydale!

I thought Stilton was OK, it's only soft ones with a rind to avoid. And even those you can eat if they are cooked - baked camembert, mmmm...

You couldn't pay me to eat Stilton even when not pregnant...horrid stuff!

squidgeberry Tue 13-Nov-12 15:44:35

I think hard blue cheese like Stilton is ok, it's the soft mould-ripened ones like Brie, camembert etc to avoid.

PandaWatch Tue 13-Nov-12 15:27:20

<waits for cheese experts to come along to help>

To be honest, anything that's not chedder freaks me out at the moment. I even had a wobble with some wenslydale the other day but ate it anyway!

milkyjo Tue 13-Nov-12 15:23:43

Stilton confuses the hell out of me! The NHS website (link above) says you can eat hard cheese and lists stilton in this but then in the same paragraph says you cannot eat mould ripened cheese and stilton is mould ripened! Arrrggggh! Can you get stilton that is not blue then? I've only known of the smelly mouldy blue veined one.

PandaWatch Tue 13-Nov-12 15:15:09

My favourite Sunday breakfast is smoked salmon with runny (lion stamped only of course smile ) poached eggs on bagels - om nom nom. But that's my salmon quota for the week if I do to avoid oily fish overload!

And what's the deal with stilton? M&S have got a stilton Christmas sandwich and I spent about ten minutes staring at it the other day trying to remember if it had been added to the safe list then gave up and bought a ploughmans sad

NoTeaForMe Tue 13-Nov-12 15:08:28

Perfect! Thankyou!

Planning a dinner party and thinking about Christmas...yum!

Actually wish I hadn't re-opened this thread...this morning I couldn't stop thinking about food, now just the thought of food makes me feel sick! Fingers crossed this ends soon!

weeblueberry Tue 13-Nov-12 14:56:06

Yep it's allowed unless you eat it in huge quantities. So, unless you eat an entire smoked salmon which I could totally do right now

milkyjo Tue 13-Nov-12 14:24:58

Defo allowed:

'Some raw fish used to make sushi, such as smoked salmon, doesn't need to be frozen before it's used. This is because smoking kills any worms in the fish'

This is from NHS website with regards to sushi but basically says the smoke kills anything harmful. Full info on all foods to avoid here

NoTeaForMe Tue 13-Nov-12 14:15:48

Is it allowed or is it advice you're all ignoring? No judgement by the way I'm eating runny eggs! Thought you couldn't eat smoked salmon, quite easily could be wrong, I haven't checked!

milkyjo Tue 13-Nov-12 14:13:43

I am its lovely. But not too much as its classed as 'oily fish' I think, as well as cooked salmon. No more than 3 portions a week is the advice.

MrsSpencerReid Tue 13-Nov-12 14:11:15

I did too!

I did when I was pregnant. It's cured so not the same as raw fish.

NoTeaForMe Tue 13-Nov-12 14:09:57

smoked salmon can I?

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