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Is it ok to eat minced beef/ lamb/ pork etc?

(7 Posts)
Nononon Tue 15-Apr-14 19:28:34

I'm sure I read somewhere that you shouldn't eat minced meats when I was pregnant last. I love a good cottage pie or meatballs and am now panicking that I can't eat them. Also my cooking repertoire seems to be limited to dishes that contain minced meats. Do you eat them?

ilovepowerhoop Tue 15-Apr-14 19:31:27

as log as they are thoroughly cooked of course you can eat them - it is undercooked meats that are an issue

ilovepowerhoop Tue 15-Apr-14 19:31:37

long, not log!

ilovepowerhoop Tue 15-Apr-14 19:33:14

Why should I avoid some foods during pregnancy?

ilovepowerhoop Tue 15-Apr-14 19:34:51

squizita Tue 15-Apr-14 19:40:53

Yes, NHS, NCT and mumsnet (I use these as 'sane' advice pages as others can be based on nonsense) say they are fine. If you cook them fully - i.e. fry it off then cook it in a sauce as most recipes require, they'll be perfectly safe.

In fact I found them the most appetising recipes when coming out of morning sickness - classics, they felt nourishing but not too highly flavoured.

Nononon Tue 15-Apr-14 21:29:48

Thanks both

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