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ceaser dressing?

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tinyme135 Mon 06-Jul-15 18:41:43

Can I eat shop brought ceaser dressing. I know you can't eat it if it's home made. MIL knows I like it but doesn't know I'm pregnant yet and she always puts it on my food.

scarednoob Mon 06-Jul-15 18:45:36

if you are buying it off the shelf in a bottle, I'd be surprised if you couldn't eat it, as that kind of pre-packaged stuff tends to use powdered and pasteurised eggs. however, if you know the brand that she buys, why not email them? I have done that with lots of the places near work that do things l like for lunch - pret, EAT, vital ingredient etc - and so far they've all emailed back straightaway and confirmed!

tinyme135 Mon 06-Jul-15 18:47:42

Oh that's good then, I love the stuff and the MIL looks at me funny when I don't touch it haha

scarednoob Mon 06-Jul-15 18:49:28

me too - it's really hard not ordering it in restaurants! but i am more cautious there, as apparently a lot of restaurants buy eggs in bulk from abroad as it's cheaper, and they aren't always vaccinated like british hens.

I would just give the brand a quick email; they should come back really quickly and put your mind at rest. then get stuck in!

Appleblossom82 Mon 06-Jul-15 18:49:56

Why couldn't you have homemade?

Appleblossom82 Mon 06-Jul-15 18:51:07

Im sure bottled sauces and dressings are fine. No need to worry.

tinyme135 Mon 06-Jul-15 18:52:40

Because it's made our of fresh eggs and tye MW said you can't eat eggs unless it's cooked right through...I.e you can't have a sausage and egg sandwich where the egg is runny in the middle.

Appleblossom82 Mon 06-Jul-15 18:55:08

Ok. I thought it was ok in this country as our eggs are salmonella free. But i dont est eggs so not looked into it much! Sure bottled will be fine. As pp says it will be made from powdered eggs most likely.

scarednoob Mon 06-Jul-15 18:56:00

the mw is right in that is what the nhs says. for this reason I have stuck to it.

however, I must say that I know loads of people who don't bother, so long as the eggs are lion stamped and therefore the hen was vaccinated against salmonella. my friend who is 2 weeks behind me has been living on runny poached eggs and eggs benedict!

tinyme135 Mon 06-Jul-15 20:18:57

The minute the midwife told me no runny eggs at all i cried a little cause that's all I ate at for breakfast. Sausage and egg sandwiches

Brummiegirl15 Mon 06-Jul-15 21:47:17

I have my eggs soft-ish (the white is cooked) but only when I am home and am eating supermarket bought eggs which I can see is lion stamped and well within dates.

I wouldn't ever have soft eggs in a restaurant as you no idea of the origin of the eggs.

All supermarket Caesar dressing will be pasteurised. Something had to preserve it sat on the shelves!

TitusAndromedon Mon 06-Jul-15 22:20:30

Apparently there are plans afoot to change the guidelines regarding eggs. Lion stamped eggs are free of salmonella and thus totally fine to eat, even runny. As a precaution I am still careful to ensure eggs are fully cooked when eating out, but I am much more lenient at home where I know the eggs are safe.

geekymommy Mon 06-Jul-15 22:23:45

Can you read the label on the bottle and see if it says if the eggs are pasteurized?

If it's a mass market brand, I'd be surprised if the eggs weren't pasteurized.

scarednoob Tue 07-Jul-15 09:33:03

geeky I think the problem is that her MIL is preparing the food and doesn't know about the baby yet - it might be a bit of a giveaway if she starts reading labels! it's so difficult keeping it quiet.

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