8 Classic American Foods Are Banned Abroad

Mountain Dew

Brominated Vegetable Oil, a food additive derived from vegetable oil that is used to emulsify citrus-flavored soft drinks and prevent the separation of flavoring oils.


Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), synthetic hormones used in the dairy industry to increase milk production in cows.


Chicken in the United States undergoes a chlorine rinse during processing to reduce bacterial contamination.

Bread And Baked Goods

Potassium bromate, a chemical compound commonly used as a flour improver in the baking industry to strengthen dough and improve bread texture.

Macaroni and Cheese

Yellow #5, also known as Tartrazine, is a synthetic yellow dye commonly used as a food coloring agent in various processed foods and beverages.

Ritz crackers

Hydrogenated soybean oil, a processed vegetable oil in which hydrogen is added to liquid soybean oil to solidify it, creating a semi-solid fat with improved shelf life and stability.


Red #40, also known as Allura Red AC, a synthetic red dye commonly used in the food industry to impart a vibrant red color to various products.


Blue #1, also known as Brilliant Blue FCF, is a synthetic blue dye commonly used in the food and beverage industry to impart a vibrant blue color to various products.

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