Food is an important part of defining culture, and the United States is no different. A country of seemingly endless gastronomic choices, the United States features local favorites like collard greens and cornbread as well as boxed macaroni and cheese. Despite this, some foods are practically impossible to find in the United States because they’re on the banned food list. But believe it or not, the United States doesn’t allow certain foods consumed around the world.
FDA sometimes prevents foods from crossing the border, but sometimes state laws or public opinion must intervene. Stacker has compiled a list of foods and beverages that have either been banned across the entire country, by certain states, or in schools. In some cases, these bans have made it nearly impossible to find these foods in the U.S.—at least not in the form in which they’re available throughout the rest of the world. From tasty cheeses to the famed Scottish dish haggis, these 30 foods aren’t welcome in America.