9 American Foods That Are Forbidden Abroad!

Chlorinated Chicken  

In the US, poultry is cleaned with chlorine during processing to prevent salmonella. This practice encourages unhygienic agricultural practices, according to the UK and EU. It's prohibited, therefore there's no chlorine chicken.


Trans fats cause cardiovascular disease. In 2018, the U.S. prohibited them, although Coffee-mate still uses them. Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland outlaw them. No Coffee-mate there.

Farm-Raised Salmon

Astaxanthin is a petrochemical fed to salmon reared in American farms. This petrochemical is prohibited in Australia and New Zealand, so the only U.S. salmon available there is wild-caught.

Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispie

In the EU and Japan, brunch cannot be shared with Tony the Tiger or Snap, Crackle, and Pop. This is because these cereals contain BHT, a flavor enhancer.


 In the European Union, however, it is prohibited for neonates and children due to the presence of Yellow 5 and Yellow 6. Austria and Norway prohibit it completely.

Little Debbie Swiss Roll

Austria and Norway have a complete prohibition on Swiss Rolls. In other EU nations, the packaging must contain warning labels. The dyes themselves are prohibited in infant and young child consumables.

Mountain Dew

This popular soda contains an oil called brominated vegetable oil (BOV) that contains bromine, which can cause memory loss and contribute to skin and nerve problems as it accumulates in the body. Japan and the European Union have prohibited BOV.


Similar to Gatorade and Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, it is prohibited in Austria. In other EU countries, products containing these pigments are required to carry warning labels and are prohibited in infant and young child foods.



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