Foods Banned in America

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Raw Milk

Due to microorganisms, the FDA prohibits cross-state sales of raw milk. You can still acquire it. Pennsylvania sells it for human consumption, but other states only allow animal eating.

Tonka Beans

This South American legume with aromas of vanilla, almond, and cinnamon has been prohibited in the U.S. since 1954.

Mustard Oil

You may have seen enormous bottles of mustard oil labelled "For External Use Only" in an Indian oil department.

Shark Fins

Shark fins have been a delicacy for centuries but procuring them is inhumane. Fisherman capture, fin, and release sharks.

Kinder Surprise Eggs

Choking dangers prevent confections from encasing non-food objects. The U.S. bans Kinder Surprise, chocolate eggs with miniature toys.

The business released Kinder Joy, a comparable candy that is legal in the U.S. Fans like the chocolate candy's imitation of its foreign equivalent.


To combat illicit commerce and uphold the French verdict, the U.S. outlawed their import and consumption.

Sassafras Oil

Sassafras is used in teas, Louisiana Creole cookery, and root beer. The FDA banned sassafras oil in commercial food items after animal research linked safrole, a main component, to cancer.

Horse Meat

Texas and other states have major horse-raising industries that send horses to Canada or Mexico for slaughter. Spain and Slovenia serve horse meat, which is forbidden in the U.S.

Fugu Fish

Fugu, or Japanese Blowfish, has a fatal toxin in its organs and must be skillfully killed and prepared before ingestion.

The U.S. exclusively imports fugu from approved Japanese processors that freeze it before shipping. Several of Japan's most upscale restaurants serve fugu, a delicacy.

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