Foods that are banned in America

Queen conch

The queen conch is a large marine mollusk that has been banned for recreational harvest in the US.

Kinder Surprise Egg

The FDA banned the sale of all food products containing embedded, non-nutritive objects. The chocolate egg, which contains a non-edible toy inside, falls under that category.

Japanese puffer fish

The Japanese puffer fish, also known as fugu, contains an extremely poisonous toxin called tetrodotoxin, which can cause paralysis and even death.

Whale meat

In Japan, whale is considered a delicacy. But in many countries, including the US, the controversial meat is illegal. The US officially outlawed whaling in 1971.

Silver dragées

This silver sprinkle has been classified by the FDA as a non-edible. So while you can still buy it, you’re not supposed to consume them.


Bushmeat is meat from any animals hunted and slaughtered in Africa, such as antelopes, elephants, and gorillas. It’s banned in the US because it can carry fatal diseases

Horse meat

It's not illegal to eat horse meat in the US, however, it's illegal to slaughter horses, which by default makes the consumption extremely challenging.

Sea turtles

Sea turtles are sadly caught and killed for their meat.35,000 sea turtles are consumed annually in California alone.US has given them legal protection

Black pudding

This British favorite contains sheep’s lungs. This ingredient makes it illegal to export to the United States, even if it's popular in the United Kingdom.