Wondering what Foods Americans Eat? Find out which Foods are Allowed in America and Banned in Other Countries

Every country in the world has its own rules about food. There are countries in the world where it is forbidden to consume any food. Whether it is a manufacturer or an ingredient contained in that product, there are still restrictions. Each country has its own food import regulations. Do you know what food Americans eat? Did you know that some foods that exist in America are banned in other countries? Let’s find out what that food is.

 

  • Pork meat

Pork produced in America, out of a total of 196 countries, is banned in 160 countries around the world. You must be wondering why? The companies that make this pork in America use a growth hormone called ractopamine. In this way, companies have a lower cost of purchasing feed, but with this drug the pigs become too heavy so many of them can neither stand nor walk. The picture in the slaughterhouses is sad, because the pigs are literally dragged and eventually electrically extinguished. Therefore, this pork is banned in other countries, due to the growth hormone tactopamine, which is contained in some pork.

 

  • Frozen Dinners

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American dinner in almost every family, consists mainly of frozen food that is heated or baked in a micro oven. Americans are known for that. American bread has a chemical additive called azodicarbonamide. This chemical additive is present in frozen dinners and packaged pastries. These products have been banned in the EU for more than a decade.

 

  • Chewing Gum

Believe it or not, American chewing gum is banned in the UK, Japan and much of Europe. Why? American-made chewing gum contains a preservative called butylated hydroxyanisole, or VNA for short. According to research, this preservative is known to cause cancer in rats, and also this preservative can be found in pastries, cosmetics, cereals, etc.

 

  • Losos

American salmon is banned in Austria and New Zealand. This is because salmon may contain certain non-natural ingredients, such as carotenoids in their pink diet, as well as certain antibiotics or chemicals that increase the salmon’s appearance. People who grow salmon are fed the synthetic astaxanthin. Due to all these chemicals, these countries have banned the import of salmon from America, because it is a potential cause of damage to the salmon species.

 

  • A Hormone added to milk

The hormone rBST has been added to many dairy products, including milk in America. According to research, this hormone is to blame for many health problems in cows, although it has not yet been defined exactly how it affects humans. However, it is banned in New Zealand, Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan.

 

  • Palm Oil

This ingredient is most common in peanut butter, along with sugar and salt. This product is banned in many European countries despite its not so healthy composition and due to the fact that it is one of the main factors to blame for the destruction of forests in the Amazon that are rich in palm trees.

 

  • Fruit loops

It is more than obvious that such products are made of artificial colors. The very fact that artificial colors contribute to the negative health effects for children and adults, it is more than clear why they are banned in Norway, France, Austria and Finland. If in doubt, it is enough to introduce you to the fact that there is research that proves to stimulate cancer cells as well as disorders of healthy DNA and its mutation.

 

  • American M & Ms

American M&M is banned in many EU countries because of concerns about the risk of hyperactivity in children due to the fact that these candies contain food coloring.

 

  • Ketchup

Ketchup in America is one of the most used sauces and the most popular among Americans. But we are still aware of the large amount of sugar that ketchup contains. In France, ketchup has been banned in all educational institutions since 2011.

 

  • Trans Fats

We have been hearing from experts for a long time that trans fats are the main culprit for many heart diseases, so it is more than clear why these fats are banned in many EU countries, Brazil and Canada.