Banned in the U.S.A: 7 Foods You Can't Eat in the United States

Technically speaking (as we love to do), selling horse meat for human use is prohibited in most jurisdictions, but eating horse meat is permitted.

Horse Meat

Alright, so the food itself isn't prohibited, but one of the main ingredients is. The animal lungs are that element.


When edible meat that is still attached to the bones is pushed through a sieve at high pressure, the result is MS beef, a paste-like meat product.

Mechanically Separated (MS) Beef

The FDA forbade the use of sassafras for human ingestion in the United States in 1960 due to the link with cancer, and the practice is still frowned upon today.


Many people's mouths moisten at the mere mention of foie gras, which is French for "fat liver," but not until they learn the process involved in making it.

 Foie Gras

The method of pasteurisation involves heating milk to a temperature high enough to destroy harmful germs, including listeria, E. coli, and salmonella.

Unpasteurized Milk

This is because, when harvested before it is fully ripened, the vitamin-rich, pear-shaped, red-skinned fruit creates a toxin known as hypoglycin.

 Fresh Ackee