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Smoked Salmon when pregnant.

(19 Posts)
mmmmmchocolate Wed 28-Oct-09 18:35:02

Can you eat it?? Thank you!

MrsBadger Wed 28-Oct-09 18:39:11


mmmmmchocolate Wed 28-Oct-09 18:43:13

Thank you smile

KERALA1 Wed 28-Oct-09 18:47:04

Americans are told they can't perhaps this is why you are questioning it? Did some research and apparently advice in UK is fine as long as from decent supermarket and within best before date (well obviously!).

CUNextTuesday Wed 28-Oct-09 19:11:18

Thank god, it's my favourite grin

mmmmmchocolate Wed 28-Oct-09 20:15:19

I dont know why im questioning it TBH. I just think prawns-salmon same thing hmm I did have prawns today they were divine grin Last time I was pregnant I didnt eat smoked salmon and I'm not sure why? I was just looking through M&S food to order Xmas catalogue and there was pate, stilton and then smoked salmon and I thought god what am I going to do this Christmas!

grin Wed 28-Oct-09 20:17:28

Smoked salmon is raw, hence the slight concern. But Food Standards Agency says the smoking process kills the beasties so all okay. And that as long as it's been foraen at some point it'll be fine. I'll find the link...

grin Wed 28-Oct-09 20:20:17

here under the 'sushi' section. Got my facts a little muddled (I blame preg brain).

stinkypinky Wed 28-Oct-09 20:23:52

Smoked salmon is not raw!!!!!!!!

grin Wed 28-Oct-09 20:25:40

Says it is on the Food Standards Agency website.

MrsBadger Wed 28-Oct-09 20:31:31

for christmas bake a camembert [yum]
even soft cheese is safe if cooked

woowa Wed 28-Oct-09 20:31:32

i'm eating prawns...

flyingcloud Wed 28-Oct-09 20:32:46

In France they say no smoked salmon, bizarrely.

stinkypinky Wed 28-Oct-09 20:37:42

Grin - technically it is raw, but as it is smoked at at least 80 degrees, it is not 'raw raw', but smoked. On the Tesco packet it says 'does not contain raw fish', but Food Standards Agency is probably a better bet grin It is still frozen to get the parasites. Crumbs, I loved the stuff before typing that...

jojochanel Wed 28-Oct-09 21:29:53

ate it every day when pregs with DS2 - couldn't get enough of the stuff which is weird cos couldn't go near fish with DS1 and also with current DC3 pregnany. Never did me any harm and he came out OK.

MegBusset Wed 28-Oct-09 21:34:57

Oh yes, had a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel pretty much every day throughout last pregnancy!

mmmmmchocolate Wed 28-Oct-09 21:49:10

Mmmmm cream cheese grin you know I would probably have avoided that too hmm

jojochanel Wed 28-Oct-09 21:52:57

that was me too Megbusset - CC and SS bagel for lunch and tea everyday with DS2 - was all I wanted to eat. DS1 was cheese and pickle sandwiches - probably much safer. DC3 has been soup so far....

bigpreggybelly Thu 29-Oct-09 09:33:04

I've heard that you can't eat it unless it is cooked in something. It is raw, and cured by smoking.

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