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Urgent - Pls advise

(18 Posts)
ChaCha Wed 10-Aug-05 19:21:43

DH has just brought me home a little tub of ice-cream. It's Mr.Whippy (from local van) with flake and yummy topping.
Am currently it allowed?

CarolinaMoon Wed 10-Aug-05 19:24:16

tsk tsk

stacijc Wed 10-Aug-05 19:24:59

not really

marthamoo Wed 10-Aug-05 19:25:09

I think (dredging memory here) you're not advised to eat that Mr Whippy type ice cream from vans - just the more solid stuff that comes in tubs. Can't remember why - listeria?

It woudl probably be fine - but if you are going to fret about it it's not worth it for a tub of ice cream (and I wouldn't have eaten it but I was Mrs Paranoia when pregnant!)

CarolinaMoon Wed 10-Aug-05 19:25:43

sorry, that's not v helpful is it?

I wouldn't have eaten it cos of the salmonella risk, but then I was Miss Paranoid while pg (only one so far, will probably scoff anything that crosses my path next time).

marthamoo Wed 10-Aug-05 19:27:06

here it says not to.

jessicaandbumpsmummy Wed 10-Aug-05 19:27:43

i would and have and im 30 weeks!

CarolinaMoon Wed 10-Aug-05 19:29:00

ah yes, listeria, not salmonella (though I heard about one case where someone did catch salmonella from a van ice-cream because the ice-cream bloke didn't wash his hands after going to the toilet).

marthamoo Wed 10-Aug-05 19:29:31

Well listeria is extremely rare - but there is a risk. It's down to the individual whether they take it or not. I accidentally ate pate when pregnant and worried myself silly - so I wouldn't eat the ice cream.

marthamoo Wed 10-Aug-05 19:30:02

It will have melted now anyway....

ChaCha Wed 10-Aug-05 19:30:33

Thank you everyone for the speedy replies. DH has gone on to eating mine now and thanks you all for giving him the opportunity to scoff mine...LOL

Marthamoo, thanks for the link. x

bundle Wed 10-Aug-05 19:30:35

I don't like the Mr Whippy stuff, I'm a bit fussy when it comes to ice cream.....

marthamoo Wed 10-Aug-05 19:30:56

Make him go to Tesco and buy a tub of 'proper' ice-cream, plus relevant toppings - and pig out on that instead!

Whizzz Wed 10-Aug-05 19:31:11

Blimey, well I didn't know that !!
I thought you were joking - Oooops

stacijc Wed 10-Aug-05 19:35:30

make him buy you haagan daaz to compensate [grin[

ChaCha Wed 10-Aug-05 19:35:55

Fat chance marthamoo! Have been told there is ice-cream in the freezer and syrup in the was worth a try!

DH would not buy a cone from the van for same reason as was mentioned about ice-cream van bloke not washing his hand after using the bathroom! DH said there are vans where they hand you the cone in a napkin/serviette/tissue. Said this one didn't so opted for the tub.

Why do i never think of these things

stacijc Wed 10-Aug-05 19:36:03

oops even

ChaCha Wed 10-Aug-05 19:36:59

I should say 'washing his handS' rather than just 'hand'

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