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smoked salmon !

(15 Posts)
Ang123 Wed 22-Dec-04 13:17:44

Can you eat this while pregnant ? love salmon at this time of year but reluctant to enjoy incase i shouldn't be having it !!!!

WideWebWitch Wed 22-Dec-04 13:18:52

why wouldn't you? I'm sure it's fine. It's tuna they're worried about because of pos mercury. I always buy organic though but that bit's up to you.

OnZephyrstdayofXmas Wed 22-Dec-04 13:20:32

I ate tons of the stuff while i was pregnant!! It's my one big vice!! ds was fine

TheHollyAndTheTwiglett Wed 22-Dec-04 13:21:03

yes yes yes

despite people saying no its not cooked ... it bloody well is, its smoked FGS .. gravadlax however is not cooked

yes .. I did through both of my pgs

WideWebWitch Wed 22-Dec-04 13:21:03

the uk food standards agency says it's ok too!

PamiNativity Wed 22-Dec-04 13:22:09

Scoffed loads of it during first 2 pregnancies and both dds were fine. Looking forward to scoffing loads more over Christmas (pregnant again!)

Rogue Wed 22-Dec-04 13:22:25

its shell fish you should avoid im sure of it and soft cheese like bree sure your safe if you contact the midwives im sure they will tell you and put your mind at rest....if you can eat it...
enjoy it*


WideWebWitch Wed 22-Dec-04 13:25:55

Even soft cheese is ok if it's cooked. And although it's not ideal or pleasant, it's not always life threatening to get these things: I had salmonella while pregnant with dd and she's fine.

Leogaela Wed 22-Dec-04 14:23:08

I've been eating loads of smoked salmon. I think we are supposed to avoid unpasturised cheeses and cheeses with mould (blue cheeses) as the mould contains toxins, shell fish and undercooked food. At least that's all I've been doing.

tabitha Wed 22-Dec-04 14:33:51

Smoked salmon was my one and only pregnancy craving. I ate a pack of it every day. The only harm it did was to my bank balance

orangina Wed 22-Dec-04 20:06:15

I thought shell fish was ok, as long as it was cooked? I've eaten quite a few prawns during this pg.... SMoked salmon definitely ok, and I think even raw/under cooked eggs if they have the lion stamp on them (from certified listeria free hens?)... enjoy christmas!

Kaysleighbells Wed 22-Dec-04 20:09:05

If smoked salmon had been banned during pregnancy i doubt i would have had children

blossom2 Wed 22-Dec-04 20:11:57


I love th stuff but read somewhere it was considered the same as raw meat!!!

i can now pig out!!!

Kaysleighbells Wed 22-Dec-04 20:13:01


hoxtonturkey Wed 22-Dec-04 20:21:32

the only things i'm not eating this pg are soft/blue cheese, pate & tuna. but actually, i don't like any of them.... definitely eating smoked salmon, prawns, ready-prepared salad & nuts. ok so far.

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