On 8/15/07, Karen T wrote: > I am 6 mos pregnant and have heard about the listeria > bacteria - I'm worried about my diet. Someone told me > listeria is in processed meats and cheeses, and pregnant > women shoudl avoid lunch meats. I love grilled ham and > cheese sandwiches - are these ok to eat? Does the grilled > cheese cooking kill the listeria bacteria?
Hi Karen, I also heard of listeria. This is my second pregnancy and I did not hear about it during the first. I am not sure how long this information has been out there. I did ask my doctor about lunch meats and she did not seem to feel strongly about the issue. She thought that as long as we are getting these meats from places like Ralph's, Vons and other big stores that the meat should be fine but if we are concerned she said to heat up the meat and that would kill whatever may be lurking in there.