A pregnancy cookbook has been recalled after it emerged that some ingredients used in the recipes may be harmful to expecting mothers.
The Happy Baby Cookbook, published in Australia, was recalled after the New South Wales Food Safety Authority advised the publisher to do so. Donald Campbell, principal public health advisor for the New Zealand Food Safety Authority said that this was an opportunity for pregnant women to reflect on the food they consumed.
"Because a woman's immune system is less robust than usual when pregnant, it makes her more at risk of getting diseases carried by food, and her illness may be worse than it would normally have been. Also her baby may get an infection either before or during delivery," he added.
Some of the foods that carry the risk of infections like listeria and salmonella include aw fish and shellfish, cold cuts, deli salads, sushi and foods containing raw eggs.
A press release has said customers who own the book to return it to the distributor for a full refund.