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    Default Green olives in Jar.. listeria risk?

    Hi ladies,

    This is my first pregnancy and I am completely overwhelmed with what I can and can’t eat.
    I ate a whole jar of green olives the other day, I was craving them!! They aren’t on the no list in the general guidelines yet when I googled it (just to double check) I read that green olives in jars have been linked to listeria before - I don’t think it was in Australia.

    I hope my baby is ok.. feel like I can’t get this food thing right

    Anyone else had green olives in jar and baby turned out fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamptonsmum View Post
    Hi ladies,

    This is my first pregnancy and I am completely overwhelmed with what I can and can’t eat.
    I ate a whole jar of green olives the other day, I was craving them!! They aren’t on the no list in the general guidelines yet when I googled it (just to double check) I read that green olives in jars have been linked to listeria before - I don’t think it was in Australia.

    I hope my baby is ok.. feel like I can’t get this food thing right

    Anyone else had green olives in jar and baby turned out fine?
    Yes i have :-) i also didnt know i was preggers for 10 weeks and was eating lots of christmas ham and a wheel of blue cheese a week. Baby is just fine. Do follow the guidelines but know that the odds are minimal that you would cause harm. It helped me to make a list of foods i like, regularly eat anyway and are safe. Also made a list of no no's. Stuck thrm on the fridge to help me remember. You'll get better at remembering as you go along xx

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    olives from the jar are fine. ditto for pickles.

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    My cravings where green olives stuffed with anchovies and I ate jars and jars of them and have a healthy 2.5yr old that loves picked foods 😂😂😂😂

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    It can definitely be overwhelming knowing what’s okay and what’s not and lysteria is definitely a real risk in certain foods.

    If it helps reassure you, I ate olives (from a jar) and pickles throughout all my pregnancies, and like a previous poster said, you do get the hang of the do’s and don’ts as you progress along. x

    All the best for the rest of your pregnancy, such an exciting time having your first!

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    They're pasteurised, you'll be fine. Congrats

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    the olives from the deli i probably would avoid OP. i believe anything in a jar would be pasteurized etc whereas things sitting uncovered etc have the potential to develop bacteria which can be harmful.

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    Pasteurization kills listeria, however listeria can regrow even in cool temperatures. Just because it’s been pasteurized does not make it safe. Straight out of a sealed jar is probably ok, anything that has been opened I would avoid.

    While listeria is rare, it’s outcomes are usually devastating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-DJ Nette View Post
    Pasteurization kills listeria, however listeria can regrow even in cool temperatures. Just because it’s been pasteurized does not make it safe. Straight out of a sealed jar is probably ok, anything that has been opened I would avoid.

    While listeria is rare, it’s outcomes are usually devastating.
    i’ve wondered about how long is something from the jar safe. tbh being pregnant, i probably would eat it just opened then maybe 1-2 days after unless i was heating it/cooking with it, in which case beyond a few days should be fine as the heat kills listeria.

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    I found the whole list of things to avoid overwhelming, incredibly restrictive and by second pregnancy when I just threw the list in the bin, very OTT. I think it creates unnecessary stress and panic instead of enjoying pregnancy.

    My rule was no soft cheeses and limiting alcohol

    Green olives are yum


 

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