8 American Foods Are Not Allowed in Other Countries

This ingredient is sometimes used in citrus-flavored processed goods to prevent citrus separation, according to Mayo Clinic. A dependably frothy drink without uneven tastes or textures is good, but the side effects are not. 

Citrus sodas

Cereal is a quick, inexpensive, and comfortable breakfast for sweet tooths. Many firms provide healthful cereals with natural ingredients and low sugar levels

Certain breakfast cereals

Skittles include artificial food coloring yellow 5 and yellow 6, which may have drawbacks. Yellow 5 may stimulate hyperactivity in youngsters


Milk is a good source of protein and calcium, although some U.S. milk includes rBGH, a worry. Manmade rBGH increases milk production, according to the American Cancer Society. 

Milk with certain growth hormones

Jimmy Dean Delights Turkey Sausage, Egg & Cheese Honey Wheat Flatbread Sandwiches, and Arby's croissants utilize azodicarbonamide (ADA), a whitening chemical common in yoga mats and shoes.

Some processed bread products

When you're too tired to cook, instant mashed potatoes provide a warm comfort dinner. Instant foods like Hungry Jack's Mashed Potatoes may contain a carcinogenic preservative.

Instant mashed potatoes

Ractopamine, a pig growth hormone, is prohibited in several nations. One of the few countries that allow this hormone in farming is the U.S.

U.S. pork

Shopping for your favorite bread goods at the shop is fast and easy, particularly if they include preservatives. According to the EWG, 86 of these items contain potassium bromate

Many packaged breads, rolls, & buns