The list of 10 foods that are banned Across the world!

Everyone likes delicious foods and beverages but do you know that there are many foods that are banned accross the world. Today in this list we will be informing you about 10 kinds of foods that are banned for various reasons across the world. If you ever going to travel to various countries do check out this list as it will be surely helpful.

Number 10: Ackee


Ackee is a plant that produces fruits. Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica. Ripe ackee can be eaten and Jamaican citizens love to eat it, however, when we are talking about unripe Ackee it can be very poisonous and this the main reason that Ackee is banned from import into the United States of America. Due to its venomous nature causing by unripe Ackees US government pit several restrictions on its import and export from the past 30 years.

Number 9: Casu Marzu

Casu Marzu

Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese filled with living fly larvae, and once the larvae are dead the cheese becomes highly toxic and it can cause severe stomach cramps, nausea, and stomach cramps. US government banned this food due to its unsafe nature.

Number 8: Shark Fins

Shark Fins

Because sharks have dwindling numbers these days and are threatened species Shark fins are banned in several places in the world. Shark fins are mainly used to make several Asian soups like traditional Chinese shark fin soup. Humans approximately kill 98 million sharks worldwide in a year and this massive number causes the dwindling number of this species. Shark fin trade elimination Act 2016 -makes it illegal to buy, sell, transport, or do business with any product that is related to shark fins.

Number 7: Chewing Gum

Chewing Gums

Chewing gums are banned in Singapore. Singapore is known for a very clean country and when it comes to to the cleanliness of the country, Singapore didn’t like to mess around. In 1992 the people and politicians noticed that some people are using gums to stick in the door sensors and mass rapid transit trains and it was banned. If anyone gets caught selling chewing gums in Singapore it may cause a hefty fine and even jail.

Number 6: Ketchup


Ketchup is a well-loved food item in the world and many people love to dip their foods or to put a layer in them with a good amount of ketchup but it may be a very different case if you are in France. To protect the traditionality and authenticity of their food and to protect their food culture from American influence Ketchup is banned from school cafeterias.

Number 5: Samossas


Yes, you saw it right. Indias fan-favorite samosas are banned in Somalia. Because of samosas triangle shape. They believed that its triangle shape is in close relation with Christian Trinity. However, the main reason for banning them in Somalia was health concerns, when some traders used rotten meats and it caused a major problem in some places.

Number 4: Raw Milk

Raw Milk

Raw milk is unpasteurized milk that has not been pasteurized, a process to heat food and killing pathogens before consuming it. It’s technically not totally banned or illegal to sell in the US but banned for direct human consumption because unpasteurized milk is related to direct public health concerns, but no state directly prohibits raw milk for animal consumption.

Number 3: Fugu or Pufferfish

Fugu Fish Dish

Fugu or Pufferfish is a Japanese delicacy but it’s banned in the US. Fugu is so dangerous and venomous that if the cook made a little bit of a mistake it can take life easily. Its intestines, ovaries contain a deadly poison called Tetrodotoxin which is 1200 more venomous than Cyanide. The US doesn’t totally ban fugu but the cooks responsible for it have to be very much trained and needed a fugu preparing license.

Number 2: Haggis


Haggis is a pudding containing sheep’s lung, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, etc. The US banned Haggis mainly in 1971 when its main key product sheep lung was banned. Scotland’s national dish didn’t make it to the main American menu.

Number 1: Foie Gras

Foie Gras

Foie gras is a specialty food product made of the liver of duck and goose. Foie gras is banned in a dozen of countries. Foie gras is made by force-feeding birds and it damages their kivers so badly and it includes an extremely dangerous and painful disease called hepatic lipidosis and scientists also researched that foie gras also causes a fatal disease to humans called secondary amyloidosis.

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