Foods & Pregnancy

Fish and seafood

other risky foods

Fresh fish and seafood eaten raw or undercooked may pose a risk for Norovirus, Hepatitis A Virus, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter, Salmonella and Escherichia coli. In particular, smoked fish can be a risk for Listeria Monocytogenes.

It is important to always consume well-cooked fish or seafood during pregnancy.

If the fresh fish has not already been gutted by the fishmonger, gut it as soon as you get home and watch out for cross-contaminations that can occur between raw fresh fish or raw seafood and other ready-to-eat foods, as well as the cross-contaminations that can occur between raw fish and utensils or work surfaces.

Do not store cooked fish for a long time, consume it within a short time and always after adequate and uniform heating.

Finally, the consumption of smoked fish is not recommended.

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How to reduce microbiological food risks

Unfortunately, it is not possible to recognise food contaminated by pathogenic micro-organisms:
contaminated food shows no changes in colour, smell, appearance or taste.

Click on the button below to read the rules on foods to avoid and behaviours to be adopted
to reduce the risk of contracting diseases of microbiological origin transmitted by food.