I avoid everything "bad" for you during pregnancy because of the Listeria risks associated. But today I had a chicken wrap from Macca's with salad on it. The manager said the lettuce is pre-washed. It's not like I ate the mixed unwashed loose lettuce in the salad tubs at the supermarket.. I hate worrying about every little thing and I wasn't even aware of Listera risks and salad during my last preganancy! My mum used to eat Salami that hung from my nanna's ceiling during all of her her pregnancies! So many things to avoid these days...
Do you reckon it's OK? Do you eat it? Macca's salads, that is. I know heaps of you out there probably avoid Macca's all together during pregnancy, but I was craving one of their sweet chili chicken wraps today
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20-03-2012 13:53 #1
Do you avoid the salads at Macca's?
20-03-2012 13:57 #2-
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I had a maccas wrap today too!
I reckon moderation is the key.
I have slips ups about 2-3 times a week, maccas salads, store bought salads, tuna etc.
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20-03-2012 14:22 #3
20-03-2012 14:27 #4
I reckon your probably pretty safe - probably safer then eating salad from the corner store. The ingredients are all mass prepared and packaged centrally and would undergo a fairly rigid cleaning/HACCP program.
20-03-2012 14:31 #5
BTW - whats wrong with tuna? it is the mercury?
FWIW - I stay away from serious things like dirty salads, salami, soft cheeses etc. I eat ham only in the little portion controlled packets and I have stopt buying stuff from the deli (like hard cheese, olives, sun dried tomoatoes etc). All that stuff I am buying prepackaged, so its sealed and preserved at the factory rather then being doubled handed adn left open on display at the deli.
But I think just use common sense.
I almost forgot and got a mcflurry the other day!
20-03-2012 14:43 #6
It is the mercury in the tuna that limits how much you can have during pregnancy. I still eat fish/tuna, but just watch how much I consume.
Buttoneska, I agree.. I reckon the standards at Macca's would be stricly controlled.. the new add for the BLT's (drool..) says they wash the salad
twice. Just get paranoid sometimes..
Oh yum, Mcflurry!
20-03-2012 14:58 #7
stupid thing is i don't even liek mcflurries, but DH wanted one and then I thought oh yeh ill get one too. and then I had to make a big scene explaining that i wanted to cancel one.
we were paying with coins and then i though oh god, they will think im some poverty stricken person that couldn't afford 2 mcflurries so i did a big spel about being pregnant and then felt like a complete fool.
my DH was mortified and said i looked like a dill
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20-03-2012 15:05 #8-
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Yep, its the mercury in Tuna. I asked my midwife, she said I should be safe as long as im not eating the stuff by the gallon load.
20-03-2012 15:16 #9
I'm not usually a sweet tooth mysel fand it would annoy both DS & DH that I'd buy a chocolate bar, eat half and half the rest the next day.. just didn't ever really fancy chocolate or ice cream or dessert type food. But during this pregnancy I want chocolate every day! It's not a "craving" but I fancy it all the time now, which is so unlike me!
20-03-2012 15:22 #10Senior Member
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As a former Maccas manager and newly pregnant I'll be avoiding the salads.
The lettuce comes pre-packaged and is used as it comes. Unless the lettuce on the dress bench is used up it has a sitting time of 2 hours before needing to be thrown out, same with the tatsoi, onion, pickles and cheese (coon cheese lasts 3 hours)
Tomato and cucumber lasts an hour.
Don't mean to turn anyone off sorry! But I personally won't be eating any salad stuff from there or any other places.
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