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feta cheese in pregnancy?

(15 Posts)
bryony77 Sat 13-Jun-09 21:01:56

not sure if this counts as 'soft cheese' or not!

DeepGoat Sat 13-Jun-09 21:04:41


skidoodle Sat 13-Jun-09 21:05:55

I eat it.

I'm pretty sure it's too salty for the usual risks with soft cheese to apply.

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sat 13-Jun-09 21:07:22

it is totally fine as long as you get the packets that say "pasturised".

skidoodle Sat 13-Jun-09 21:09:12

Jesus how rude. And stupid. You'll get much better answers from asking people than by googling something like this. Talk about not understanding the internet.

DeepGoat Sat 13-Jun-09 21:17:52

sorry couldn't resist. but really, dim question

skidoodle Sat 13-Jun-09 21:50:14

It's not dim and there are differing opinions and advice as you'd know if you read the shite links your google search threw up.

mowmi Sat 13-Jun-09 22:00:12

DeepGoat - really not in keeping with the spirit of this site? Did you stumble on it by mistake?

Qally Sat 13-Jun-09 22:50:28

DeepGoat, you are being a twat. This site is for parents to exchange info on matters pertaining to parenting. This is the pregnancy thread - there's your first clue, Sherlock. Women ask about feta in pregnancy here really, really regularly (because they are far more likely to get a decent range of informed answers than Random Hit of the Day) - so if you really want to use the google-fu you are so advocating, try searching "feta" in "pregnancy" on that nifty button to the top right? Because whining here about people discussing pregnancy concerns is a tad like going to church and then grumbling about all that God bollocks.

Bryony77 - I'm pretty sure it is safe, because no bacteria could thrive in any environment that salty, and I ate it myself. (Soft cheese is also safe if you bake it till it's molten hot and liquid so all bacteria is assassinated, and then dip french loaf chunks in - mmmm, baked camembert. Can you tell I missed cheese a lot, when pregnant?)

sweetkitty Sat 13-Jun-09 22:53:03

Agree with Qually, whilst feta is soft it is very salty for a cheese and Listeria could not survive in it at all, I know this for a fact BTW I would happily eat feta when pregnant. I used to be a food microbiologist btw

JemL Sun 14-Jun-09 06:02:10

There are loads of sites which say don't eat feta - mainly american based ones, or ones which are referring to eating feta abroad or from a deli, where it might be made with unpasteurised goats milk. Feta that you but in the shops here is fine.

If you google food in pregnancy you will also find sites which tell you not to eat hoummous, pepperoni or any tuna - all of which come from the health guidelines of different countries. So asking people is a much better idea than googling.

skidoodle Sun 14-Jun-09 07:16:06

sweetkitty yay

I was trying to remember who gave us all the good info on cheese in pregnancy back on the march 08 thread 2 years ago.

sweetkitty Sun 14-Jun-09 09:34:27

grin skidoodle glad I am remembered for something (that saddo MNer who knows a lot about listeria lol)

I agree every country has different guidelines about what to eat in pregnancy, in France they wouldn't dream of not eating nonpasteurised cheese yet they are paranoid about cats and toxoplasmosis. Other countries it's salmon, prawns, salad, dried meat, nuts, mayonnaise and so on no wonder we all feel so confused.

bryony77 Sun 14-Jun-09 09:55:31

Thanks. I tend to work on the basis that no question is dim (unless it's the third time of asking! grin)

shoesies Sun 14-Jun-09 18:36:59

I just spent a week in Greece and ate feta cheese every single day!! I was told before I left that it was absolutely fine, the blue cheeses (mouldy ones) are the ones it's really important to avoid.

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