Here’s why you should avoid pre-cooked hot dogs during pregnancy


The food consumed during pregnancy period has a huge impact on the process of childbirth and beyond that. It’s recommended to eat some healthy food during the time of pregnancy to avoid unwanted complications and at the same time, a handful of food items needs to be avoided.

Pre-cooked hot dogs are something that falls into the second category. Listeria monocytogenes, which is a bacteria that could lead to miscarriage, is rich in pre-cooked hot dogs. Heating at a temperature of around 160 degrees is needed to kill the bacteria and as you would’ve guessed already, the process of pre-heating does not meet this requirement.

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