8 Foods You May Not Know Are Banned In The United States

Ackee fruit

This fruit is commonly used in Caribbean cuisine, but unripe or improperly prepared fruit can cause vomiting, seizures, and even death. That's why it is called US. Banned from import.

Beluga caviar

The beluga sturgeon, from which this luxury food is derived, is an endangered species and trade in its caviar has been banned by the US. has been banned.

Shark fins

Due to concerns over animal cruelty and the practice of shark finning, which involves removing the fins and discarding the remaining shark, the sale and possession of shark fins is prohibited in many US states.


This traditional Scottish dish made with lamb meat, oatmeal, and spices has been banned from the U.S. due to concerns over food safety. has been banned.

Kinder Surprise

This popular European candy, which contains a small toy inside, is banned in the US due to a federal law that bans non-food items inside confectionery products.

Pig's blood cake

A Taiwanese delicacy made with pig's blood, rice, and soy sauce, is not allowed in the U.S. due to concerns over food safety.

Sassafras oil

This oil, derived from the roots of the sassafras tree, was once used as a flavoring agent in gumbo and other dishes, but it is now banned in the U.S. due to concerns over its carcinogenic properties.

Mirabelle plums

These small yellow plums from France are prohibited from importation into the U.S. due to concerns over pests and diseases.


This high-proof liquor made with wormwood, anise, and fennel, was banned in the U.S. for almost a century due to concerns over its hallucinogenic properties, but it is now legal in certain forms.