5 Foods Not Allowed in the US

Some for pretty disturbing reasons
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2018 5:56 PM CST
A woman browses haggis products at a souvenir shop in central Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday July 28, 2014. The Scottish national dish is a blend of offal, oats and spices - traditionally served up in a...   (AP Photo/ Jill Lawless)

(Newser) – If you grew up in Scotland and were hoping you'd still be able to enjoy haggis now that you live in the US ... you're out of luck. The Scottish favorite—a sheep stomach stuffed with sheep heart, liver, and lung meat mixed with spices, onions, and oats—can't be imported into the US. The FDA banned it and all products containing lung meat in 1971 since the meat can contain stomach acid and phlegm. That's just one item on Listverse's list of 10 foods you can't buy in the US because the FDA and the Consumer Products Safety Commission have deemed them dangerous—even though they're still allowed in many other countries. Four more:

  1. Raw milk: Milk sold in much of the US must be pasteurized in order to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria like salmonella or listeria being consumed. Raw milk sales are entirely prohibited in 20 states and the District of Columbia, and are heavily regulated in most of the other states.

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