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#1 Duck-o-lah

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Just heard this on the news. I know most people avoid soft cheese when pregnant, but just a heads up to all the pregnant ladies out there original.gif

Edited to remove old info, check the link below!

Edited by duck-o-lah, 18 January 2013 - 01:35 PM.


#2 asdf89

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

the link you posted is to the recall from before christmas - things have gotten a bit more serious...

'The Jindi cheese company is voluntarily recalling its cheeses after reports of listeria infections which have been linked to two deaths and one miscarriage.'

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-18/jind...h-fears/4471074

#3 Duck-o-lah

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

ddoh.gif Note to self, check date on link before posting!
Thanks for the more recent info, shall edit my OP accordingly.

#4 TheGreenSheep

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for that OP and update PP. I have a small wheel of Jindi cheese in the fridge. I just won't eat it. I had plans to stuff chicken breast. Oh well. Would rather not get sick, even if its only mild.

....

Oops just checked mine and its out of date the 14th. Don't think they'd take that back for a recall LOL.

#5 bright*future

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Interesting given many people believe soft cheeses made in Australia are safe territory.

Edited by bright*future, 18 January 2013 - 02:08 PM.


#6 againagain

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

I hate the fact that it has a 70 day incubation. Does that mean if someone ate the cheese before realising I was pregnant the sickness could still cause miscarriage...?

#7 hanz33

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

i JUST ate some feta today argh... I would usually NEVER do this but thought to myself allot of people do I am being paranoid. arghhhhhh noooo.

#8 Natttmumm

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Why do people eat the cheeses when the warning is always there for
Pregnant women. I dont get it!!  Its only 9 mths

#9 hanz33

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (Natttmumm @ 18/01/2013, 02:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why do people eat the cheeses when the warning is always there for
Pregnant women. I dont get it!!  Its only 9 mths



i completely agree with u nattmumm i feel like such an idiot. No excuses. I'm glad mine was super hot feta hoping that helps.

#10 CallMeFeral

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

Holy crapamoley! I downed one of the 1kg Jindi cheeses over Christmas!
And I have another in the fridge - will check the date on it. Thanks for that OP!

#11 Chelara

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

Yes heating above 70 degrees voids the listeria risk.

#12 ednaboo

Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (bright*future @ 18/01/2013, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Interesting given many people believe soft cheeses made in Australia are safe territory.

Many people (even in this forum) seem to subscribe to this belief. There is a lot of misinformation about the actual risk. I have a family member who works in this field and she told me they often find Listeria in hard cheese prior to distribution. This cheese is then discarded.

#13 ~Jot~

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE (ednaboo @ 18/01/2013, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Many people (even in this forum) seem to subscribe to this belief. There is a lot of misinformation about the actual risk. I have a family member who works in this field and she told me they often find Listeria in hard cheese prior to distribution. This cheese is then discarded.

Isn't hard cheese safe????

There seems to be a misconception that because all cheeses in Australia are pasteurised, they're safe. That doesn't take into account the maturation process.

#14 Koobie83

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Even my midwives at my clinic last were saying Australian soft cheese is safe because it's pasturised. It's amazing how much misinformation is out there.

ULE = NO SOFT CHEESE! FULL STOP!




Hang on - hard cheese? Are you kidding? That's the one thing I have loved eating. What the heck? What are we supposed to eat then? OMG I'm getting so sick of this sht!!

Edited by Koobie83, 18 January 2013 - 05:47 PM.


#15 Jeyamoo

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (Koobie83 @ 18/01/2013, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even my midwives at my clinic last were saying Australian soft cheese is safe because it's pasturised. It's amazing how much misinformation is out there.

ULE = NO SOFT CHEESE! FULL STOP!




Hang on - hard cheese? Are you kidding? That's the one thing I have loved eating. What the heck? What are we supposed to eat then? OMG I'm getting so sick of this sht!!



Hard cheese is safe. The problem with soft cheese is the maturation process which provides conditions in which listeria can grow.

#16 caterpillar~girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE (~Jot~ @ 18/01/2013, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't hard cheese safe????

There seems to be a misconception that because all cheeses in Australia are pasteurised, they're safe. That doesn't take into account the maturation process.


Roquefort has been available in Australia since 2008 and is made from unpasteurised milk.






#17 Nut

Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE
Why do people eat the cheeses when the warning is always there for
Pregnant women. I dont get it!! Its only 9 mths


As others have said already, many women eat these cheeses because they believe they are OK. It's a common misconception that Australian cheeses are fine because they are pasturised.

The thing is, all the guides, even the Australian ones, say not to eat air ripened cheeses or feta. They said it for a reason and people need to understand that it has nothing to do with pasturisation.






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