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3 Things We Eat All the Time That Are Banned in Other Countries


While the U.S. government has guidelines and rules in place meant to protect consumers from eating potentially harmful foods, several everyday snacks — including boxed mac-and-cheese — are banned in other countries due to potential health risks.

Obviously, mac-and-cheese isn’t poisonous on its own, but the yellow food colorings #5 and #6 have been shown to cause hypersensitivity in children, which is why the countries of Finland, Norway, and Australia have banned manufactures from using artificial food coloring. Here are a few surprisingly common foods that are banned in other countries.

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