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The ham can be eaten by pregnant women since due to their healing process are not at risk of toxoplasmosis, according to the first findings of a study by the Andalusian technological centre of Carnico Sector (TEICA), participated by the Ministry of innovation of the Junta de Andalucía. 

    "This study concludes that the factors which eliminate toxoplasmosis of Iberian ham are the long process of healing", explained the Manager of TEICA, Juan Carlos Racero.

The Center has signed an agreement relating to scientific and technical collaboration with the Sociedad Española de Ginecología y Obstetricia (SEGO) in relation to the results which is obtaining the study on toxoplasma cured ham and its possible use by pregnant women.

Racero describes as "very important" the signature of this agreement since "it will mean that the medical responsible of all Spain have a Protocol, backed by a scientific study, to inform the pregnant women on the consumption of ham".