..." To protect yourself and your baby from hazardous bacterial infections, such as listeria, make sure all milk you drink is pasteurized, and all the cheese and other dairy products you eat are made from pasteurized milk ("raw milk" cheeses are not.) Juice, which can contain E. Coli and other dangerous bacteria when it's raw, should also be purchased pasteurized. Even eggs now come pasteurized (which eliminates the risk of Salmonella without changing taste or nutrition)."
Onto my next point ~ Who'd have thought raw fruit juice could be "dangerous". I have often seen pasteurised fruit smoothies for sale in the supermarkets. Whilst been very expensive they are also very deceptive in their description of the pasteurisation process..."gently pasteurised, just like milk" Yes, and don't we all know how "gentle" that process is! Thanks but no thanks, I actually want some vitamins and nutrients left in my fruit juices.
And finally...Wow, I hadn't even realised that you could buy pasteurised eggs! That is INSANE! It seems as though Ireland has thankfully not taken up this crazy form of food "safety". I find the process of pasteurising eggs very suspect; even when we wash the eggs from our farm we use cold water, so as not to cause the eggs to spoil. But heating the eggs to 130 F for 45 minutes must be a-ok? Expectant mothers should be consuming eggs that have high nutritional value, not more de-natured dairy products that are responsible for so many health complaints.
Guys come on; good farm fresh milk, cheeses, yoghurts and eggs are bad for our health? But injecting pregnant ladies with a toxin laden H1N1 vaccine is perfectly safe? If safety of the mother and baby, really is the reasoning for these bizarre recommendations; considering all the risks and potential hazards that pregnancy itself may pose, why not simply pasteurise the whole pregnancy; make it "safe" and mark it with a big red P! Hmm...perhaps we wouldn't want to give them ideas like this, who knows what they'll come up with next?!??