Foods That Are Banned In The USA

Due to a legislation passed in 1971 stating that meals cannot contain sheep lungs, the national dish of Scotland is prohibited in the United States.


In the USA, it is forbidden to slaughter horses for human food, even if eating horse meat is lawful.

Horse meat

Due to hygienic concerns, the United States has prohibited black pudding as well as other "blood cakes" from throughout the globe, such as ti-hoeh-koe from Taiwan. However, there is optimism in Scotland that Trump may abolish this prohibition.

Black pudding

The 1938 Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act forbids products that contain a "non-nutritive object in food," which these European delicacies do.

Kinder eggs

Health reasons have led to a ban in some US states, but not all.

Unpasteurised ‘raw’ milk

This is a spherical pecorino cheese that has been infested with maggots—we use the word "delicacy" lightly—that you consume.

Casu Marzu

Although not entirely outlawed, it is undoubtedly illegal in California and a few other states. A fattened goose's liver is foie gras.

Foie Gras

The national fruit of Jamaica can have significant amounts of hypoglycin A and B if it is not yet fully ripe. As a result, fresh fruit is prohibited, albeit some canned varieties are now accessible.

Ackee fruit

Banned solely to protect shark populations and stop the barbaric way of harvesting them (chopping off the animal's fins while it's still alive and dumping it back into the water).

Shark fins

Found in portions of Iran and Russia, although imports are prohibited to prevent overfishing of sturgeon in those nations.

Beluga caviar

Because it is so dangerous and lethal, it is prohibited unless you have a specific licence.

Japanese puffer fish

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