Banned Foods From Around The World
If you are growing in a free progressive country, then it might be shocked to hear that some rules and regulations banned many tasty food items across different countries like Singapore, Denmark, France, Somalia, Canada and US. Here is a list of top 10 banned foods from around the world.
Red Bull Energy Drink, France
Red Bull energy drink is Britain’s best selling energy drink with over 200 million cans consumed every year. The ban which began in 1996 and until 2008 Red bull’s original product banned in France. The reason is this fizzy drink contains high level of caffeine, taurine and other ingredients for that France not authorized its sell. But company had been making and selling slightly alternate version of this drink without taurine.
Chewing Gum Banned in Singapore
Singapore, hyper-strict, the hyper-clean, Asian city-state, is well known for its food laws. Because of so sticky nature, Singapore prohibits the import and sale of chewing gums since 1992 onward. This law make impossible for local to get any chew gum. But there is exception for people who have medical prescription of chew gums and can purchased through a prescription from a doctor only. If anyone found spiting gum on the streets, there is fine of $500 (approx INR 32000).
The Food and Drugs Administration in USA had banned sale of Haldiram’s products, a major sweets and snacks manufacturer based in India. The tests conducted on Haldiram’s snacks, biscuits, wafers and other products and found high level of adulterants, unfit for consumption. (Source: www.india.com)
Samosa in Somalia
Samosa, a very common snack in India and Africa made from fried dough filled with meat or vegetables inside. But this Triangular spicy snack is banned in Somalia after the countries al-shabaab group deemed them too Christian. They thought this three sided shape resemble the Christian Holy Trinity and is not compatible with their strict Islamic culture.
Arsenic Fed Chicken, EU
Arsenic, the first poison that comes in our mind so why we use Arsenic in our food? Factory chickens are given arsenic to make their meat more pink, looking fresh much longer. As we aware of Arsenic is very hazardous to our health and can leads to cancer that’s why Arsenic fed chicken banned in European Union. But this Arsenic fed eaten in US because FDA approves arsenic and say it is “organic arsenic,” less dangerous than the inorganic one.