Producing or selling horse flesh for human consumption is prohibited in the United States because horses are considered pets and their treatment raises ethical concerns.
Kinder Eggs are chocolate eggs containing a non-edible surprise and are a children's favorite. These chocolates have been prohibited in the United States due to the small toys or trinkets contained within.
In some cultures, shark fins are a popular ingredient for creating soup, which is considered a delicacy. In the United States, it is unlawful for fishermen to remove the fins of live sharks and release them back into the ocean to die.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited its sale or use in food due to evidence that it contains carcinogenic compounds.
Casu Marzu cheese is a Sardinian, Italian delicacy. It is made from sheep's milk and incorporates live insect larvae, which imparts a distinctive flavor. Due to safety concerns regarding the disease-carrying larvae in the cheese, the FDA has prohibited this delicacy.
Haggis, a Scottish delicacy consisting of minced sheep organs, oatmeal, and seasonings, is revered in Scotland. However, this dish is prohibited in the United States due to the use of sheep lung, which does not satisfy USDA requirements.
It contains hypoglycin A, which can cause vomiting, coma, or mortality if consumed prior to ripeness. Because of this, the FDA has prohibited the importation of this fruit in its immature form.
Beluga Caviar Beluga caviar is a favorite among chefs and consists of the spawn (eggs) of the beluga sturgeon. However, importing beluga caviar into the United States is prohibited by CITES due to exploitation and other threats to the species.