Food poisoning during pregnancy

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Food poisoning during pregnancy

Food poisoning can be dangerous to your unborn baby, especially in the case of listeriosis and toxoplasmosis.

If you follow the guidelines below, your risk of food poisoning will be low.

  • Always wash your hands before preparing food.
  • Keep kitchen surfaces, cooking utensils and tea towels scrupulously clean.
  • Store cooked and ready-to-eat food in separate containers and shelves in the fridge; don't let juices from raw or thawing meat or fish drip on to other foods.
  • Use separate chopping boards for preparing meat or poultry, and fruit and vegetables.
  • Wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly to remove dirt and soil.
  • Never eat food that has passed its use-by date.
  • Cook food thoroughly and according to manufacturers' instructions.
  • Cool leftover food quickly and use within 24 hours.
  • Wash your hands carefully after touching any animals.
  • Avoid cat litter trays - if you need to touch them, wear gloves.
 
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