Is it safe to eat those pre-packed fruit salads from he supermarkets? I've read things that say not to in case of listeria/toxo but then there's nothing on the NHS site. DH bought be a 'berry medley' pack and I miss fresh fruit soooo much I'm tempted to eat it but scared. Had a lot of anxiety in this pregnancy which has put me off fresh fruit generally. Trying to face my fears but now not sure which is just me being anxious and which is genuinely a no-no. Do other pregnant women eat pre packed fruit salads?
Sounds like you might have read an American list of things to avoid - they include all sorts of things which are absolutely fine, like fruit and cold meats, and sushi. Ignore it and go with what the NHS says!
I worried about this too but I am out and about loads and concluded that continuing to snack on pre packed fresh fruits (which I've always done and enjoy) is better than snacking on crisps, chocolate and other 'safe' foods (which I din't really like and which I am sure are not as good for my growing baby).
I did really worry at first but managed myself out of it so you're not alone!
I've not heard that that is risk in is country. There are countries where it is advisable to avoid salad and fruit you haven't peeled yourself but I think it's to do with unsafe water which isn't a problem here. I'm pregnant and I've eaten loads of that type of fruit (M&S ones yummy).
So glad so many people have eaten it and everything's fine...also kind of pleased it's not just me who's panicked 83ash ! I can tell you from experience you can take it very far lol, until recently I wouldnt' eat ANYTHING preprepared that couldn't be heated, ditto any raw fruits and veggies. Am trying to improve that now.