oh god, just eat it! i didn't even know it was banned all through my first pregnancy and i have just sat an eaten pate, blue cheese, brie and salami in a kind of "fuck it" fest! If DC2 comes out with 2 heads I'll let you know! really, these things are only banned because of the minute possible chance that they are contaminated and given the strictness of food hygenie rules its FAR more likely that you'll poison yourself by undercooking something. its not like you are more susceptible when pregnant or that the risk of it being contaminated increase. If you've eaten these things for 20 years and never been ill what are the chances now?
Dik likewise, with Jasmine - the risks associated with eating these kinds of foods are less than getting in car, walking along a slightly icy pavement etc which I imagine you will be doing. Its not reckless disregard but an informed and reasoned choice. these things are not inherently harmful to the foetus (unlike cigarettes and alcohol). Also, if you add on certain restrictions during breastfeeding months and that this is my 2nd baby in two years, its rather more than 9 months! I just hate seeing posts on here from 1st timers who get themselves in a complete state about something that really is not going to be an issue, especially if its after the fact and they've accidentally eaten something.
Here Here Trixie and Jasmine... Obviously while your pregnant cheese bought from a supermarket that has been through very stringent checks that you have eaten regularly for decades without adverse affects develops special powers during pregnancy and is out to get you!!!
Eat the salad. One time wont kill you, or your baby!
Here in the US I have been told no soft cheeses (inc goat cheese, feta, blue cheeses etc etc) and anything from the deli counter (ie pate, smoked fish, meats, salami). The risk is listeria. My obn told me 20% of pregnant ladies with listeria infections end up with a stillborn baby and the others have severe complications. A google search found this website here
As a cheese lover I ate a lot of feta, goat and queso cheese before I found out that these are on the 'do not eat' list. I was shocked at how harmful listeria is so made the decision to avoid high risk foods.
It's only the mould ripened Goats cheese that's 'unsafe' OR carries the tiny risk of listeria. It's the one with the white rind. I've been eating Goats cheese thinking it's fine! Also these kinds of cheeses are fine as long as they are cooked all the way through (e.g. in a sauce etc.)
The other kind of goats cheese (ie no rind) are generally ok. I say this coming from the POV that I avoided for the whole of pregnancy just to be told a few weeks after I gave birth that it was pasturised DOH!!!!!