These Kinder Surprise eggs come with toys placed inside the edible treat. This can be a choking hazard for young children. The US bans any "non-nutritive object embedded" in any food.
In 1992, Singapore banned chewing gum to eliminate the issues of maintenance problem arising from chewing gum that was poorly disposed.
France does not consider Ketchup to be healthy enough. Schools in France have limited the amount of ketchup in cafeterias. This is designed to preserve French food culture.
The UK is trying to save the sea bass from extinction by imposing such a ban.
Literally translating to rotten cheese, this Italian delicacy is infested with live maggots. Do you still want to know why it's banned?
The force-feeding of ducks and geese to achieve the desired "fatness" is considered inhumane and hence these countries ban this delicacy.
It is illegal to sell raw milk in these two countries because of concerns over E. coli and other bacteria.
Sheep lungs are a part of the traditional Haggis recipe and the US does not allow the sale of lungs as food for health purposes.
This delicious Indian snack is banned in Somalia, for being too "Christian". The Al-Shabaab group believes that the triangular snack resembles the Holy Trinity.
After some people fell ill from Salmonella that was traced back to some cans of raw almonds, the USA has banned the sale of raw almonds.
It is called the world's smelliest fruit. It cannot be transported in some countries and is even banned in some airlines.
This spread has been banned in Denmark because of the added minerals and vitamins it contains.
Congress banned funding for horse meat inspection and it is illegal to sell meat that hasn't been inspected.
These sweets have been banned in the EU because small children run the risk of choking on them.
Ovaltine and marmite are both banned in Denmark for the same reason. Denmark has stringent food laws that restrict the use of foods that are fortified with vitamins and minerals.
The sale and consumption of farmed raised salmons are banned to reduce water pollution.
Hawaiian papaya is genetically modified to resist ringspot virus, but the EU bans anything that is genetically modified which includes papaya.
Ractopamine is a feed additive that brings leanness in animals raised for their meat.
Food dyes like red 40 and yellow have been deemed hazardous to health and so have been banned in these two countries.
Did you know that if you went to South East Asia you would be forbidden from traveling with a specific fruit, or that if you were in Europe you probably wouldn’t be able to find jelly cup sweets? Check out this gallery of 19 foods that are banned in different parts of the world.