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Please reassure me - have eaten undercooked pizza

(24 Posts)
MammaMia1234 Wed 05-Oct-16 14:34:56

I am getting stressed out as I had a frozen margarita pizza for lunch today, and it wasn't till I bit into it that I realised the middle was cold. I spat it back out and put it back in for 5 more minutes. Then again bit a bit off and still quite cool, but this time I just ate that but. I put it back in again and was fine the 3rd time but have just scared myself. Worried I might get listeria. It had mozzarella, cheddar and Monterey jack. I feel so silly for chewing that bite.

PassTheCremeEggs Wed 05-Oct-16 14:40:33

There's nothing on that list that you couldn't eat uncooked - why do you think you could get listeria?

WilliamHerschel Wed 05-Oct-16 14:41:25

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it at all! smile

Runningupthathill82 Wed 05-Oct-16 14:41:47

There's nothing whatsoever to worry about.

MammaMia1234 Wed 05-Oct-16 14:42:19

I don't know. Just on case the one of the cheeses wasn't pasteurised or if listeria was introduced later on in the production process.

Acardwithbigletters Wed 05-Oct-16 14:42:52

During pregnancy, I ate:

- rare steak
- unwashed fruit and veg
- Brie
- an undercooked sausage (unintentional that one)
- few glasses of wine
- much caffeine
- sushi

He is now 6.5 old and a huge pita a little blessing.

Don't worry smile

PotteringAlong Wed 05-Oct-16 14:43:14

But you can eat all of that uncooked? You must have had a non-toasted cheese sandwich whilst pregnant? It's no different.

Acardwithbigletters Wed 05-Oct-16 14:43:16

6.5 months old, that should say.

MammaMia1234 Wed 05-Oct-16 14:48:48

I know I'm probably being silly. Just have this horrible image of having harmed the baby. And I'm just really scared.

PassTheCremeEggs Wed 05-Oct-16 14:54:14

Take a deep breath and think about it reasonably. Neither cheese nor tomato needs to be cooked. Therefore it won't matter one bit if it was frozen when you ate it. I know it's easy to get stressed in pregnancy but you're being ridiculous!

minijoeyjojo Wed 05-Oct-16 15:04:19

Firstly all the things that are in the pizza would be fine to eat raw. Secondly there are on average 180 cases of listeria in the U.K. each year (government stats). So in a population of circa 65 million, 180 people get listeria. Im hoping that showing you the actual occurrence of listeria who'll help put your mind at rest. It's rare and its massively unlikely for you to have got it from your pizza.

Acardwithbigletters Wed 05-Oct-16 15:19:15

Honestly relax.

The NHS goes way way OTT with the things it recommends you avoid.

I'm a really anxious person too but during pregnancy what helped me was reading lots of research around their recommendations. Most of it is just to err on the side of caution, the risk of most things is totally negligible.

MammaMia1234 Wed 05-Oct-16 17:07:45

Thanks for the reassurance everyone. I am very anxious so far in this pregnancy, so probably overreacting. Do you think all the cheese on the pizza would have been pasteurised though?

Acardwithbigletters Wed 05-Oct-16 17:10:02

Of course, it's very very unusual to have unpasteurised cheese. And even if you'd cooked it in that case it would still have been unpasteurised.

Teakind Wed 05-Oct-16 18:03:54

To add to what others have said, you can eat 'banned' items like sashimi if they have been frozen first as it kills the germs. Your cheese will have been pasteurised too as this is the UK and none of those cheeses are on the no list.

I get myself worried about food too as so much of pregnancy feels out of your control but at least you can decide what you eat. As someone who is also over cautious, I can honestly say I wouldn't worry about this at all.

PeachBellini123 Wed 05-Oct-16 18:14:50

A shop brought pizza (or takeaway) will 100% not use unpasterised cheese. Even if it did it would be incredibly rare to get listeria.

You really need to try to calm down. Stress has got to be far worse for you even if you did eat something 'banned'

Runningupthathill82 Wed 05-Oct-16 18:39:47

OP, you are massively overreacting. Please try to calm down - as the pp said, this level of stress won't be going you any good.

If it helps to reassure you, I ate masses of oozing unpasteurized cheese (in France) in both my pregnancies as I know the listeria risk from cheese is so very, very low. The "risk" from frozen cheese on a pizza is non existent.

FenellaMaxwell Wed 05-Oct-16 18:47:10

Even if the cheeses were unpasteurised, which they 100% would not be, if the pizza has been frozen then that would kill the bacteria in any case.

Give yourself a little shake, and stop being silly - there's nothing there you couldn't eat uncooked so of course you haven't harmed the baby!

PotteringAlong Wed 05-Oct-16 19:53:34

Unpasteurised cheese is often made in small numbers so it's actually really expensive- it's definitely far too expensive to be on a frozen shop bought teacher.

PotteringAlong Wed 05-Oct-16 19:53:44

That should be pizza!

HanarCantWearSweaters Wed 05-Oct-16 19:57:29

I only eat organic, farm raised teachers thank you very much Pottering. hmm

m33r Wed 05-Oct-16 20:32:34

OP to reassure you, when I was pregnant I worried myself stupid that I didn't reheat a cooked pizza which had sat in the kitchen for about 3 hours. So crazy to worry but I totally understand! Try to chill.

My LB is now 19 months!

haveacupoftea Wed 05-Oct-16 20:48:05

I read the NHS advice that you shouldnt est cooked meat thats been sitting out for more than 2 days...i've been known to eat meat thats been out of the fridge for 2 days blush

seven201 Wed 05-Oct-16 22:41:05

Do you suffer from anxiety? I really think you should get some advice about your anxiety. You have absolutely nothing to worry about from that pizza.

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