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.

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Julie Greene of the Herald Mail reports that there’s a long list of dos and don’ts for pregnant women. Consumer Reports recently recommending a new don’t – tuna of any kind.
Fish is an important source of protein that is low in saturated fat and high in nutrients such as omega 3 fatty acids. But some fish should be avoided by pregnant women due to their high mercury content, and other fish, with lower mercury levels, should be eaten in limited quantities.

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Did you know that pregnant women are at a high risk for foodborne illness?
A pregnant woman and the growing fetus are at risk because the immune system is weakened, which makes it more difficult to fight off harmful foodborne microorganisms. Foodborne microorganisms can cause serious health problems, which can lead to death.
There are three specific foodborne risks: listeria, methylmercury and toxoplasma.

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