Is Tori’s New Endorsement Deal Dangerous For Pregnant Women?

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!!!!

Source: TMZ

Photo: Wenn via Dlisted

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  1. Bev

    Im 5 1/2 months pregnant and I don’t eat it at ALL. You can get lysteria if the machine isn’t cleaned properly as well.

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  2. Bluezy

    Great! I’m in my first trimester and just had soft serve last night!! I had no idea!!

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  3. Janice

    I had soft serve quite a bit during my pregnancy becuase I was seriously huge on buffets lol. Nothing like 2 bites of 50 different foods.

    On a serious note, my sister actually miscarried becuase of listeria, and they were vague with her at the hospital.

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  4. Lauren

    For real? I too practically lived off of soft serve during my pregnancy. I trust my ob with my child’s life — I wouldn’t worry about something like that unless she showed concern. There is a lot of information out there that seems to exist solely to scare pregnant women.

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