US foods that are banned in other countries

Farm-raised salmon available in America is fed astaxanthin to give it its coral color. Salmon containing this petrochemical is banned for consumption in Australia and New Zealand.

Farm-raised salmon

The FDA says there is no difference in the milk produced by cows treated with the hormone, but countries like Canada and those in the European Union ban it.

Dairy with rBST

BVO is banned in Japan and the European Union because it contains bromine, the element found in brominated flame retardants

Mountain Dew

Chicken produced in the United States gets washed in chlorine to reduce its risk of spreading diseases and illnesses like salmonella. 

Chicken that's been chlorinated

160 nations—including the European Union, Russia, and China—ban the use of the drug in meat production.

Meat with ractopamine

Long been studied for its potential carcinogenic properties; the evidence is inconclusive. It is banned in Japan and the European Union.

Little Debbie Swiss Rolls

They still linger in the U.S. food supply. They are also banned in many other countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark.


This has caused these preservatives to be banned in the United Kingdom, Japan, and several European countries.

Stove Top stuffing

Drumstick uses carrageenan for texture in its ice cream, but the additive that is derived from seaweed can affect the human digestive system. 

Drumstick frozen dairy desserts

They are banned in foods for infants in the European Union, and foods that contain the dyes must carry a warning label. Norway and Austria ban them completely.


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