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Fuck ! I just drank a McDonalds milkshake

(18 Posts)
mayaknew Wed 03-Jun-15 18:46:39

blush I only got my BFP and I totally forgot ! I just was not thinking I literally just thought as I was slurping the last out the cup !

Please tell me they are pasteurised sad

queentroutoftrouts Wed 03-Jun-15 18:47:57

i'm sure you will be fine.

jorahmormont Wed 03-Jun-15 18:48:35

I lived on Maccies nuggets and chocolate milkshakes when I was pregnant. DD is absolutely fine grin

bigkidsdidit Wed 03-Jun-15 18:48:50

Of course they're pasteurised grin

Wigeon Wed 03-Jun-15 18:49:20

www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmcdonalds/questions/food/drinks/is-the-milk-and-cream-used-to-make-strawberry-milkshake-pasteurised.html

PotatoesNotProzac Wed 03-Jun-15 18:49:45

All milk is pasteurised! Unless you're drinking it straight from the farm.

mayaknew Wed 03-Jun-15 18:49:58

Ha! Thanks I just googled after I started this thread . Should've done the googling first blushgrin

chickenschicken Wed 03-Jun-15 18:50:15

I was addicted to them with my first. Don't worry! Can't get them where I live now. Sob.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Wed 03-Jun-15 18:51:01

Of course they are pasteurised you nutter. It's McDonalds, they are hardly going to be sourcing 'raw' milk from specialty farmers are they? grin

Congratulations on your BFP!

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Wed 03-Jun-15 18:53:59

Wow, you're gonna have to chill out, you've a long way to go! In a nutshell, almost every half baked thing you are told about eating and drinking in pregnancy is utter bollocks.
Bit of logic (like wondering if there could even be enough unpasteurised milk around to keep mcdonalds in shakes) will be your friend wink

willbillycome Wed 03-Jun-15 18:57:11

My understanding was it was advised against because the machines can harbour listeria if not cleaned correctly.

How clean does your local mcds look?

Floggingmolly Wed 03-Jun-15 18:58:11

Of course the milk is pasteurised; that's not the issue. There is a listeria risk with soft ice cream so it's not recommended.
I'm sure you're fine, op, but don't listen to people telling you it's ok to keep on eating it...

gaggiagirl Wed 03-Jun-15 18:58:13

lonny I'm crying laughing at Ronald McDonald sourcing raw milk to keep his international conglomerate in shakes! grin

Teeste Wed 03-Jun-15 19:17:56

The NHS says soft ice cream is fine. The listeria risk is mainly from poor hygiene standards and stuff getting stuck in the nozzle, as I understand it. McD's have very strict hygiene standards, we'd soon hear about it otherwise. In fact, googling 'McDonalds UK listeria' only brings up a bunch of worried posts by pregnant women. Don't panic, have a milkshake and a McFlurry chaser if you want one!

Skiptonlass Wed 03-Jun-15 20:34:39

Mc Ds, for all their other faults, aren't slack on hygiene ;) the machines are cleaned to a high standard. Your local Mr whippy might not be so good but macdonalds don't mess around with hygiene.

Also correct me if I'm wrong but you can't actually buy raw milk unless you do some sort of thing with co op setting up. It's very rare to have an unpasteurised product and it'd be very clearly labelled if it was smile

MissTwister Wed 03-Jun-15 20:43:28

I want an oyster whippy from the ice cream van so so bad.....

Steph1502 Wed 03-Jun-15 20:53:21

Drink milkshakes, eat ice cream and have a prawn mayonnaise sandwich. Go for it! Honestly wonder how the world became so populated. Enjoy it xx

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Wed 03-Jun-15 22:16:30

*Of course the milk is pasteurised; that's not the issue. There is a listeria risk with soft ice cream so it's not recommended.
I'm sure you're fine, op, but don't listen to people telling you it's ok to keep on eating it...*

No really, do listen, because this is bull hockey. It's fine to drink it (pretty sure no-one eats a milkshake). There is a tiny listeria risk with melons. And salad. And butter. And ham. And yes, ice cream, but not just soft.....getting the idea? Good hygiene practices will keep you safe, and it doesn't get cleaner than mcd's, they are obsessive in the food prep.

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