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Neither my halloumi or my feta say they're pasturized. How can I know if they are or aren't?

(12 Posts)
GoodEggy Sat 19-Mar-16 09:45:35

Just browsed a thread on halloumi. Really want some now and I've got some in the fridge but I don't know if I can eat it?

DaphneWhitethigh Sat 19-Mar-16 09:47:29

Surely you're going to cook the halloumi anyway?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sat 19-Mar-16 09:50:30

isn't it heated in manufacture so the pasteurising is irrelevant??

SmallBee Sat 19-Mar-16 09:52:22

If you cook it's fine.

[goes off to bake an entire brie]

GoodEggy Sat 19-Mar-16 09:52:51

Yes but does it not need to be pasturised anyway?

scaevola Sat 19-Mar-16 09:57:31

Anything not labelled 'unpasteurised' will be pasteurised.

Also, it is only mould-ripened cheeses and soft blues that are advised against by NHS during pregnancy.

Unpasteurised raw milk is on the 'avoid ' list for direct consumption.

NHS on foods to avoid

SmallBee Sat 19-Mar-16 09:57:45

Nah, the cooking process negates all the stuff to avoid in non pasturied cheese. I think it even says that on the NHS website.

vvviola Sat 19-Mar-16 09:59:17

Pasteurisation is essentially heating it to a certain temperature (vague memories of it being about 70 degrees?), so the cooking process will essentially pasteurise it if it isn't already.

Tfoot75 Sat 19-Mar-16 10:02:09

If you follow the link posted above and click on 'is it safe to eat goats cheese during pregnancy' it specifically says ewes milk cheeses such as halloumi and feta are safe to eat during pregnancy. I have been eating them all the way through along with cooked goats cheese.

Flisspaps Sat 19-Mar-16 10:20:22

Eat the cheese!

Junosmum Sat 19-Mar-16 10:52:41

Unpasteurized hard cheese is fine.

GoodEggy Sat 19-Mar-16 11:32:36

Brill. Thanks all. Halloumi for lunch it is. Yum smile

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