|Pregnant women should not eat processed food to avoid contracting Listeriosis according to Ireland's Health Protection Surveillance Centre and Safefood.
Foods like pates, smoked fish, soft cheese and ready meals should all be shunned as they sometimes contain the bacterium Listeria, the consumption of which can lead to Listeriosis.
While not particularly dangerous for the mother, the disease can be very dangerous for the unborn child.
"Listeria is a bacterium found in many types of food," said Safefood's Dr Thomas Quigley.
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