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Handled raw mince, terrified :-(

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JoyfulJoyful Sat 06-Oct-12 12:04:00


Im 20 + 3 weeks today but on Thursday, i went shopping and bought mince turkey, dettol wipes and satsumas and put all in one bag. When I got home, I brought the wipes out and they were wet but completely forgot that the mince was in the bag and without thinking, i peeled and ate one of the satsumas without washing my hands and now I am completely terrifed that I may have caught something and passed it to the baby.

I have been reading on the internet about handling raw food and all the things I have seen point to listeria, salmonella and toxoplasmosis (sp).

I intend to go to my GP on Monday but wondered if anyone here has got any advice.

You will be fine smile

NellyJob Sat 06-Oct-12 12:06:34

I really wouldn't worry if you are feeling well and normal.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 06-Oct-12 12:07:25

I think you are over thinking this. I'm sure you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

littleducks Sat 06-Oct-12 12:09:33

I wouldn't worry.

And for the rest of you pregnancy I suggest you stay away from dr google, honestly stress isn't good for the baby and you are far more likely to suffer from that than most other problems.

GlaikitFizzog Sat 06-Oct-12 12:10:01

Step away from google. If the turkey mice was fresh its unlikely to have any of the nasties you have listed. The chances of picking you those bugs are very very slim at the best of time. Try not to panic.

But if you do show signs of a bug, vomiting, diarrhoea etc, call out of hours for peace of mind.

Flisspaps Sat 06-Oct-12 12:11:04

My advice? Sit down, put your feet up and have a cup of tea and some biscuits or cake.

cakeandcava Sat 06-Oct-12 12:13:54

You're fine. I don't think toxoplasmosis is an issue with Turkey, and with salmonella and listeria, you would have been sick by now if you were going to get sick.

I agree with littleducks, stressing about these things are likely to be much worse for you.

C0smos Sat 06-Oct-12 12:14:08

Calm down

I cooked spag Bol every week when I was pregnant and handled the raw mince, didn't even cross my mind that I shouldn't. Don't go to the Drs unless you get sick, which is extremely unlikely

noblegiraffe Sat 06-Oct-12 12:14:41

Wasn't the mince wrapped? Isn't the wetness likely to have simply been water from condensation on the cold meat wrapper?

JoyfulJoyful Sat 06-Oct-12 12:14:45

Thanks ladies. I feel much better about it.

JoyfulJoyful Sat 06-Oct-12 12:18:18

noblegiraffe, yes it was wrapped.

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