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Self service pasta salad bars a no no in pregnancy?

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Rubberyduck Wed 11-Sep-19 18:33:51

I have a craving for a morrisons salad tub with all that bad pasta... I think I know what the answer will be sad

blackcat86 Wed 11-Sep-19 18:36:04

Why would it be a no? When I was pregnant I would have avoided undercooked meat or fish etc but you would have had to prize my cold dead hands from a salad bar!

BooLooBoo Wed 11-Sep-19 18:39:21

I don't see why you couldn't eat that? There really isn't much you're advised to avoid during pregnancy.

SaddleGoose Wed 11-Sep-19 18:42:43

Eh? It's perfectly fineconfused

Atlasta Wed 11-Sep-19 18:44:33

I don't get why you can't either.Or wait.... mayonnaise?

katmarie Wed 11-Sep-19 18:44:51

I cant see any reason why you would have to avoid them. Theres nothing in the nhs guidelines to suggest they are in any way risky. So I would go for it.

katmarie Wed 11-Sep-19 18:46:46

@Atlasta the mayo will be commercially made stuff so I wouldn't worry, it's going to basically be the stores own brand stuff same as on the shelf, most likely, which is fine.

20viona Wed 11-Sep-19 18:47:01

It's fine confused

Lenny1980 Wed 11-Sep-19 18:48:10

I avoid food where I don’t know how long it’s been sat out for. Some countries (US) recommend avoiding pre-prepared salads. Listeria related I think.

ShirleyPhallus Wed 11-Sep-19 18:48:22

I’d avoid it based on the number of sneezers and fingerers I see hanging around those salad bars but that’s no different to pre-pregnancy grin

Rubberyduck Wed 11-Sep-19 18:48:32

Hmm but aren't deli things a no no. So I would have to avoid things with meat in? Something to do with not knowing how long it's been sat there?

I'm talking about the self service scoop bit.

I am very happy to be told I have been given bad advice 😋😋

TinyMystery Wed 11-Sep-19 18:53:37

By deli meats they mean things that have been cured rather than cooked like chorizo or Parma ham. And those are fine if cooked through.

Rubberyduck Wed 11-Sep-19 19:05:27

Wonderful. Spicy chicken pasta here I come!

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