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Runny egg yolk - yes or no

(23 Posts)
sepa Thu 05-Nov-15 17:55:12

Do you think runny egg yolk (not the snotty white bit) is OK to eat in pregnancy? If they are stamped? I am reading mixed things on the Internet. I have never been unwell eating a runny egg and I assume that it's a no in case you get sick from it rather than anything else?

cranberryx Thu 05-Nov-15 18:06:44

It's a no unfortunately, I asked my midwife about it.
Same with mayonnaise that you make yourself, because the egg hasn't been cooked all the way through. I think it's due to food poisoning/salmonella.

MrsAukerman Thu 05-Nov-15 18:08:29

Yes if it's a lion stamped egg. Advice changed within the last year.

MaudGonneMad Thu 05-Nov-15 18:10:06

The FSA guidance is about to change, I believe, to the effect that runny eggs are safe if they are Lion stamped and prepared at home (so not in restaurants etc).

Junosmum Thu 05-Nov-15 18:10:32

Officially, according to the bus, it's a no. But realistically the chances of catching salmonella from a salmonella vaccinated chicken (which is what the lion stamp means) is virtually 0 so I do. I also eat cake mix and home made mayo!

Junosmum Thu 05-Nov-15 18:11:13

Bus?! Nhs. Stupid autocorrect.

ShowOfBloodyStumps Thu 05-Nov-15 18:12:21

My midwife was wonderfully pragmatic. She said of course there was an official party line but if it's lion stamped, then jolly well eat it and enjoy it. So I did and I did.

MaudGonneMad Thu 05-Nov-15 18:14:00

I've had salmonella. It was bloody nasty. Over 200 people got it in the same outbreak.

It wasn't from an egg, though, runny or otherwise. It was from a curry leaf. confused

soundsystem Thu 05-Nov-15 18:14:19

If it's a lion-stamped egg it's fine. As a pp said, the official advice is changing.

ChunkyPickle Thu 05-Nov-15 18:25:14

Yes - as long as supermarket style lion stamped - catering places can use imported, from non-vaccinated chickens, eggs I believe.

But wash your hands after handling them (unless you've boiled them for 3 mins of course) as in the egg survey I read, the insides were fine, but the outsides harboured nasties.

Oysterbabe Thu 05-Nov-15 19:02:44

I have been. Plus I've never had salmonella in my life, don't see why that would change now I'm up the duff.
A soft poached egg on toast is one of my most favourite things.

Brummiegirl15 Thu 05-Nov-15 19:34:43

I've had a soft ish egg, but only made at home when I can see the lion stamp and best before date for myself.

So not in a restaurant where I've no idea of the origin. Plus I make sure the white isn't snotty

MummaGiles Thu 05-Nov-15 19:36:28

Depends on how strict you want to be. It's about salmonella risk. How often do you hear of people getting salmonella these days? I had runny eggs when pregnant, I just made sure they were lion stamped and fresh.

Runningupthathill82 Thu 05-Nov-15 21:02:16

I'm eating runny eggs exactly as I did before. The risk is so minimal.

sepa Thu 05-Nov-15 22:08:44

That's what I thought. I have never been sick from an egg. I was making sure that it was just that, as it carries a risk of food poisoning but I have never got ill before when eating cake mix etc so I don't see why I would now!

Nousername2015 Thu 05-Nov-15 22:48:19

I'm enjoying poached eggs with squidgy (not entirely runny) yolks, it did take 26 weeks to pluck up the courage though! Hoping to have the balls to brave a dippy egg soon.

LBOCS2 Thu 05-Nov-15 22:51:16

Dippy eggs all the way here, if my 2yo can have them then so can I! All my eggs are lion stamped so it's fine.

Onthepigsback Thu 05-Nov-15 23:44:28

I eat them all the time. It's your decision to make.

Nicky333 Fri 06-Nov-15 15:59:52

I have chickens and I've never had salmonella from their eggs. Can assume that they're still safe then?

CityMole Fri 06-Nov-15 16:52:15

Some of the information being given out about this seems to be quite out of date, as I'm fairly sure the view now is that in this country lion stamped eggs are safe for you to enjoy a runny yolk.

I sympathise with the medical profession, because they are under such pressure for various reasons (not least from insurers/ underwriters of the NHS indemnity scheme) to give cautionary advice about so many things that a great many of them do not quite believe (or indeed practice themselves) and which carry such a minute risk. My midwife told me eggs are fine, even though a lot of NHS literature still says no.

rageagainsttheBIL Sat 07-Nov-15 11:08:56

First pregnancy: egg yolks were opaque and rubbery

Second pregnancy: practically pouring raw egg down my throat

dcourtney Sat 07-Nov-15 13:22:21

I have to say, I got salmonella about two years ago - though not from an egg. It was probably the single worst experience of my life and took a good year for my digestive system to recover. So just be aware that it could be a possibility and decide whether it's worth the risk. But like others have said, the lion stamped eggs should be okay so as long as you're going with them I imagine (and hope) you'll be fine. X

MrsPCR Sat 07-Nov-15 15:05:26

Boiled eggs for breakfast is the only thing I can eat due to the nausea. It's the only thing that has stayed down so far! So every morning I have a boiled egg and soldiers! Bought myself an egg boiler as do not have time to watch a pan before work....

As people say, if they're lion stamped then you're ok. Most supermarket eggs are, although DH found sainsburys own weren't. Dip away!

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