A sample of these types of fish include: shark, swordfish,
king mackerel and tilefish. Certain types of fish used in
sushi should be avoided.
Refrigerated, smoked seafood such as lox, nova style, kippered
or jerky should be avoided because they could be contaminated
with Listeria. They are okay to eat if they are part of
a meal and have been cooked. Canned or shelf-safe smoked
seafood is okay to eat.
FISH EXPOSED TO INDUSTRIAL
Contact the local health Department or Environmental Agency
to determine which fish are safe to eat in your area. This
is regarding fish caught in local waters and not from your
local grocery store.
The majority of seafood borne illness is caused by undercooked
shellfish, which includes oysters, clams and mussels. Cooking
helps prevent some types of infection, but it does not prevent
the algae-related infections that are caused by red tide.
Raw shellfish should be avoided during pregnancy.
Raw eggs or any foods containing raw eggs should be avoided
because of the potential exposure to Salmonella. These include:
homemade Caesar salad dressings, mayonnaise, homemade ice
cream or custards and Hollandaise sauces made with raw eggs.
Imported soft cheeses may contain Listeria. You should avoid:
brie, camembert, Roquefort, feta, gorgonzola and Mexican
style cheeses that include queso blanco and queso fresco,
UNLESS they clearly state they are pasteurized. All soft
non-imported cheeses made with pasteurized milk are safe
Unpasteurized milk may contain Listeria.
Refrigerated pate or meat spreads should be avoided because
they may contain Listeria. Canned pate, or shelf safe meat
spreads can be eaten.
Caffeine should be limited to no more than 300mg/day, which
is equal to about 2 cups/day.
Not recommended during pregnancy.
It is essential to make sure your vegetables are washed
to avoid potential exposure to Toxoplasmosis
which may have contaminated the soil where the vegetables