A new report shows that UK hens eggs are rarely contaminated with Salmonella. This is great news for those who love runny eggs, especially for pregnant ladies, young children and other vulnerable groups, for which a bout of Salmonella could be really unpleasant! I’ve written about eggs before, see here for a full description about … More Are eggs safe?
Another recall because of possible Listeria contamination, this time smoked salmon from the Scotch Smoked Salmon company. Read the full details here. Some countries advise against eating smoked fish in pregnancy because of the risk of Listeria, however in Engalnd and Wales the advice is that the risk is so low that it is considered … More Listeria recall: Scotch Smoked Salmon
Another brief post this evening. The Food Standards Agency has opened a consultation into Salmonella in eggs, including what to advise pregnant women. It’s likely the advice will change so that lion-stamped eggs are fine. They are still undecided about whether to say all eggs are fine (I would say no to this, personally, the … More Salmonella in eggs (told you so!)
I mentioned last week that Sainsbury had recalled some of it’s Camembert due to possible Listeria contamination, well this has now been expanded to Camembert in Co-Op and ASDA. The advice is to avoid Camembert if you’re pregnant, but I know not everyone follows it. If you’re pregnant but not following the guidelines, it may … More Update on Listeria in Camembert
Sainsburys have recalled some of its Camembert because Listeria has been isolated. Pregnant women are advised to avoid Camembert anyway, but if you’re pregnant and not following the guidelines it would be wise to avoid this one! … More Listeria alert: Camembert and salad anyone?
So, this week I have finished my “I’m pregnant can I eat” section of the site. … More Food in pregnancy: finished!
This week’s science Saturday is running a bit late. I’ve just about got it in in time though! But here it is. … More Fish in pregnancy
Here’s the latest installment of my “I’m pregnant, can I eat” section. This week is Salmonella. Did you know that it’s not just eggs that can give you Salmonella? And that some eggs may be more of a risk than others? … More Salmonella: I’m pregnant, can I eat eggs?
No mum (probably the only one who will read the post), I’m not pregnant. Girlbug and boybug are more than enough to keep me busy. They are beginning to allow me a bit of time here and there though, and so I’ve managed to complete the first in my “I’m pregnant, can I eat” series. … More Listeria: I’m pregnant, can I eat…
So here we are, the first post. I’ve been telling family I’m going to do this for a while now, without much clue as to where to start. There are so many areas to cover, and one day I would love to have the time to write a website that is easy to navigate, with all the key topics easily accessible. … More You’ve got to start somewhere