US Haggis Hopes Half-Baked

USDA not about to repeal ban on Scottish concoction
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2010 10:32 AM CST
X Factor winner, Leon Jackson, poses with haggis and 'Irn-Bru' on December 18, 2007 in London.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – For those Americans who woke up this morning craving a mish-mash of heart, lung, fat, and liver baked in a sheep's stomach with special spices, well, your life is still a gaping chasm of unfulfilled need. NPR reports that the USDA isn't about to overturn its 21-year-old ban on the Scottish import, despite swirling rumors last week to the contrary. "Recently, several news articles have incorrectly stated that the US will be relaxing or lifting its ban on Scottish haggis," a spokesman earlier told the BBC.

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