If you or a loved one have ever experienced (or are) the process of expecting a child, you know that a lot of people are more than happy to dole out advice. In addition to trustworthy sources like your physician, you will probably find a whole host of less-than-qualified, but no less sincere, insights from friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Even if these less-than-qualified sources might have your best interests in mind, even just a bit of “bad” advice could compromise the health of you or your baby, especially when it comes to something as serious as food safety.
With the aim of getting good, trustworthy inforamation out to parents-to-be, the FDA created “Food Safety for Moms-To-Be.” This free website features information on food safety while planning for a pregnancy, food safety concerns when you are expecting, and lifelong food safety practices. Key concerns like Listeria, Methylmercury, and Toxoplasma are dealt with in detail, as are food preparation/handling techniques, safe foods to eat before and during pregnancy, as well as many other topics.
To check out the site you can click here.