Checklist of Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

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  • Don’t Eat These Foods

  • Soft CHEESES made from unpasteurized milk, including Brie, feta, Camembert, Roquefort, queso blanco, and queso fresco


  • King mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, shark, swordfish, tilefish (Gulf of Mexico), and tuna (big eye)

  • Raw or undercooked FISH (sushi)

  • Unpasteurized JUICE or cider (including fresh squeezed)

  • Unpasteurized MILK

  • SALADS made in a store, such as ham salad, chicken salad, and seafood salad.

  • Raw SHELLFISH, such as oysters and clams

  • Raw or undercooked SPROUTS, such as alfalfa, clover, mung bean, and radish

  • Be Careful with These Foods

  • Hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, fermented or dry sausage, and other deli-style meat and poultry

  • Eggs and pasteurized egg products

  • Eggnog

  • Fish

  • Ice cream

  • Meat: Beef, veal, lamb, and pork (including ground meat)

  • Meat spread or pate

  • Poultry and stuffing (including ground poultry)

  • Smoked seafood

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