Top 9 Foods and Beverages to Avoid When Pregnant

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Fresh pate on bread with tomatoes

Refrigerated Meats


Refrigerated pâtés, meat spreads, and smoked seafood can all contain listeria and should be avoided completely. Smoked seafood is most commonly labeled as "nova-style," "lox," "kippered," "smoked," or "jerky." The FDA states that canned or shelf-stable pâtés, meat spreads, and smoked seafoods are safe. Additionally, any smoked seafood used in a cooked dish is safe to consume.

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