I believe in Japan they have no listeria guidelines or anything for pregnant women - so you could eat soft cheese and pate and no one would bat an eyelid. I reckon pregnant women would eat lots of sushi there - I think the reason so many pregnant women here crave it for 9 months is because the omega 3s would be so good for you and the baby.
I have eaten sushi both pregnancies - from a proper sushi restaurant with a high turnover. I have avoided sashimi - although if a pregnant woman ate sashimi that was very fresh I wouldn't think she was stupid. Yes, the rice is a risk but I personally am ok with taking that risk on the rare occasions I've had sushi.
I've also made it myself, that's totally fine. But somehow not quite as delicious.
I also worked taking returns at a major supermarket chain long enough to know that even everything is followed to the letter, some foods are just more prone to spoilage.
Yeah I had some sushi in town the other day. Vego. Feel fine about it.
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