11 Banned Food Items in the United States

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By Cooking Panda

For safety, ethical or precautionary measures, or just because it is anti-nature consumption of these banned food items in the U.S. will get you in trouble

11 Food Items BANNED in the United States

Have a weak stomach? If so, you may want to turn away for the first half of these foods!*DISCLAIMER, the first food has LIVE maggots in cheese!

Posted by Cooking Panda on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

From dairy products that are infested with maggots to food items that are poisonous, the following list of 11 banned food items in the United States or at the very least banned in some states, is sure to surprise you (because let’s not forget they are consumed in many other parts of the world):

1. Casu Marzu

This rotten cheese contains the larvae of a particular fly and is served with live maggots in it.

Is Casu Marzu illegal in the US?
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

2. Pig’s blood cake

This traditional Taiwanese dish is banned because it uses pork blood, oh, and it’s also got sticky rice in it.

Why is Pig's Blood Cake banned in the US
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

3. Horse Meat

This is highly popular in China, but since in the U.S., it’s illegal to slaughter horses, it’s challenging to eat it.

IS it legal to eat horse meat in the US?
Source: Atlas Obscura

 

4. Kinder Surprise eggs

This European treat contains plastic toys hidden in it, so it breaks the U.S. law of edible food containing inedible products.

Why are Kinder Surprise Eggs illegal in the US?
Source: Pixabay

 

5. Japanese Puffer Fish aka Fugu

You need a license to cook this fish as if not cooked properly, it could cause paralysis and asphyxiation.

Can you eat Japanese Puffer Fish in the US?

 

6. Ortolan

This European bird’s population plummeted by 30 per cent between 1997-2007 because of poaching.

Is Ortolan illegal in the US?
Source: Wikipedia

 

7. Ackee

This national fruit of Jamaica could dangerously drop blood sugar levels because f not ripened correctly its toxins could release surplus glucose.

Why is Ackee illegal in the US?
Source: Pexels

 

8. Beluga caviar 

Originating in the Caspian Sea, the import of beluga sturgeon eggs is prohibited because of overfishing and depleting whale population.

Why is Beluga Caviar Banned in the US
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

9. Sassafras Oil

Originating in the Caspian Sea, the import of beluga sturgeon eggs is prohibited because of overfishing and depleting whale population.

Is Sassafras illegal in the US
Source: Flickr

 

10. Haggis.

This Scottish dish contains sheep lungs, and it’s illegal to import lungs into America.

Why is Haggis banned in the United States
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

11. Bushmeat

This promotes illegal trading of a hunted gorilla, antelope, and elephant meat and could potentially contain fatal diseases.

What is the most commonly hunted bushmeat animal?
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

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