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#1 CookiesandCream

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:16 PM

I have major cravings for Chinese food with this baby and it's turning out quite expensive!

We have a Chinese place in a food court at the local shopping centre that does nice food at a great price but it's buffet kept in warmers style, which I know is a no no when pregnant.

My question is, if I stayed away from the rice and anything with bean sprouts and I took the container home and heated the shit out of the food than surely that would remove an listeria risk?
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

Personally, I wouldn't. I'm not nor have ever been pregnant, however I am on biologic medication for an inflammatory disorder and heated buffet foods are a big red cross on my specialists list. I am only allowed to have food court Chinese if it is fresh cooked for me, but otherwise I can't have it. Does your local cook to order?
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:21 PM

I ate food that was reasonably fresh in a bain marie and heat (needs to be I think 70degrees). Maybe get it fresh in the morning put in the fridge and reheat at lunch time.
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

I'd get something cooked to order.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:50 PM

Yep temps over 70 degrees will kill listeria, which as a rule of thumb is when you can see steam coming off the food. So buying and microwaving would be your best bet smile.gif




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