Baskin-Robbins is endorsing their new line of soft-serve ice cream with the celebrity power of none other than expecting mom, Tori Spelling. Some say this is controversial. One pregnant OB/GYN stated that there are “definite” health risks associated with soft-serve ice cream for expectant moms due to the risk of catching Listeria bacteria. Soft-serve machines can have bacteria that can cause all kinds of issues for newborns. In Australia, it’s pretty much forbidden for pregnant women to eat soft serve ice cream.
Baskin-Robbins made a statement,
“Our Soft Serve products are continuously monitored by our suppliers, and our pasteurization process is state inspected and certified on a regular basis. The only way Listeria, which has been found in a variety of raw foods, can be found in soft serve would be through improper pasteurization.”
I knew about the risk of eating deli meats while pregnant due to the possibility of listeria poisoning…..but I lived off soft serve ice cream during my first pregnancy!!!!
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