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Costa coffee heated up bacon rolls -are we allowed?

31 replies

Jellybabie3 · 02/06/2017 06:42

I know bacon can be on the iffy list but I'm hungry for breakie!

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PotteringAlong · 02/06/2017 06:43

Since when was bacon on the iffy list?!

StealthPolarBear · 02/06/2017 06:44

I've wondered how they can reheat it anyway, is that generally OK? Does it taste OK?

Jellybabie3 · 02/06/2017 06:45

It taste fine. It goes under a grill. The whole thing. Bacon and roll.

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organixeveryday · 02/06/2017 06:46

Why on earth wouldn't it be ok Confused

namechange20050 · 02/06/2017 06:46

You can eat bacon, it's fine.

StealthPolarBear · 02/06/2017 06:46

Yeah but the bacon already cooked and chilled isn't it

Jellybabie3 · 02/06/2017 06:47

It is. Cooked chilled then reheated

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ememem84 · 02/06/2017 06:48

Why was bacon on the iffy list??? Don't tell me this now... ๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿฅ“

PotteringAlong · 02/06/2017 06:49

But you'd do that at home. You cook stuff, chill it and then reheat it. It's completely fine. Why would it not be?

Wingbing · 02/06/2017 06:49

Bacon, who told you that? It's nonsense.

Check out the NHS pages for advice.

PissPotPourri · 02/06/2017 06:53

Oooof, this sort of thread makes my teeth itch.

Jellybabie3 · 02/06/2017 06:55

Ah ok. I'm being dim again....hoorah to having this for breakie Grin

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QueenoftheAndals · 02/06/2017 07:00

I really do hate the use of "allowed" when it comes to pregnant women. You're "allowed" to do anything you like. The guidance is there for a reason and its best to stick to it, but the pregnancy police aren't going to come and lock you up for a bacon sarnie!

Gobbolinothewitchscat · 02/06/2017 07:12

I agree.

I've had 3 babies in the last 4 years. All are fine (despite eating bacon)

But I do wish that people would just read the NHS guidance; which is recommendation only. It's not hard to find. I've worked with quite a few people who've made such a god' s honest fuss about going out for meals with clients in perfectly main stream restaurants because of food they are not "allowed" (usually getting that food totally wrong)

It does nothing to help the view that some people (usually men, unfortunately) have of pregnant women somehow being intellectually diminished and, to be honest, multiple instances of people being unable to google and read pretty simple NHS guidance is rather depressing

QueenoftheAndals · 02/06/2017 07:23

I remember being 8 months ptegnNt and asked by a complete stranger at the gym if I was allowed to do exercise classes. I asked her who she thought was going to stop me!

QueenoftheAndals · 02/06/2017 07:23

*pregnant

Northgate · 02/06/2017 07:51

I didn't know that there was any guidance about avoiding bacon when pregnant.

AgentCooper · 02/06/2017 07:55

Bacon had better be fine or I'm screwed! So many mornings I've been by Greggs for a roll to tide me over between the train station and work. I'm 20 weeks. I'm sure you'll be fine, OP.

FirstofherName · 02/06/2017 08:19

I've never understood why the rules differ from country to country. The UK is about the most lenient - in Australia and the US pregnant women are also told to avoid cured meat and far more cheeses than here - even cream cheese, meaning carrot cake is a no go!

Creatureofthenight · 02/06/2017 08:26

I think in some cases rules are different in other countries because of different hygiene or welfare standards.

JoyJoyJoyJoy · 02/06/2017 08:29

Gobbolino That's a bit harsh though. I know the NHS guidelines are straightforward to google but I find them quite confusing to apply day-to-day as well. There are quite a few different "rules" to keep in mind which makes it complex overall and it just doesn't come natural. I always have to think about it too before I eat something.

Jellybabie3 · 02/06/2017 09:49

Thanks ladies. I enjoyed my roll. Sorry if it p*ed people off that i asked. I do read the nhs guidelines but it usually crops up with a hundred other recommendations to not do something depending where in the world you are. It just helps greatly to be able to come on here (even if i do end up looking stupid) for a bit of reassurance. I ๐Ÿ’˜ my bump after all. Much appreciated Flowers

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Northgate · 02/06/2017 10:32

The NHS also advises caution on cold cured meat IIRC, although I think that's because cured meat sold in shops is prepared without being cooked.

So as I understand it, if you're cooking it before eating it, you're fine.

AgentCooper · 03/06/2017 14:31

Don't apologise Jelly, I know how you feel Smile you read all the NHS guidelines but a wee niggling doubt at the back of your mind can grow. Phoned my mum in tears at 10 weeks because I ate some unwashed grapes, seriously. Glad you enjoyed that roll!

Uiscebeatha85 · 03/06/2017 15:40

'Breakie/brekkie' makes my teeth itch ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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