I'm pregnant - can I eat Eggs Benedict?

Eggs should be thoroughly cooked until whites and yolks are solid. Runny yolks or raw egg whites may contain salmonella bacteria. Because Eggs Benedict are usually poached eggs with runny yolks, and served with Hollandaise sauce which is made from uncooked egg yolks, they are not recommended.

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Last updated: March 2010

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