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Can I eat cold cuts while 22 weeks pregnant?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant, is it safe to eat an Italian hoagie or other cold cuts?

Submitted by Mlr247

All deli meat, regardless of the type, should only be consumed if it is purchased at a deli counter. Meats packaged with or left in containers, vats, or bags of water can have an overgrowth of a bacteria called listeria which can be harmful to the fetus. Never eat deli meat that has not been properly stored.

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