pregnant womanAn article by NBC Miami reminds consumers that when women are pregnant, their risk of developing foodborne illness increases and even a mild case of food poisoning can have serious consequences. Protect yourself and your unborn infant from foodborne illness by practicing good food safety habits.

Pregnant women should take special precautions when shopping for, handling, preparing and storing food since you are more vulnerable to foodborne illness. Do not eat meats, poultry, seafood and eggs that are raw or undercooked. Also, unpasteurized dairy products like raw milk and some imported cheeses can pose safety threats to pregnant women.