Pasteurized 'raw almonds' are sold in the US. Raw almonds are forbidden because they may contain salmonella, which can cause fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Fortunately, heating or roasting doesn't impact their taste.
Konjac-gelled gummy candies are banned in the EU, Australia, and other countries because they pose choking hazards, especially for youngsters. Mini jello cups with peel-off lids are the most banned konjac items.
In 1992, Singapore banned chewing gum, taking street cleaning to new heights. In 2004, the law changed to allow pharmacists to sell 'therapeutic' gum, such as nicotine gum or medicinal gum.
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Other foods can get you in trouble in Singapore besides gum. Despite not getting you high, poppy seeds contain opiates and are banned by the Central Narcotics Bureau.
Southeast Asia loves this unusual fruit, despite its scent. The smell remains and has been characterized as rotting onions, gym socks, sewage, and decomposing flesh.
To highlight Italy's rich food culture, Verona's authorities banned new kebab restaurants and other fast food establishments and required food offered in the UNESCO-listed city to be truly Italian.
Ketchup has caused many food disputes. In France and the UK, some soccer managers prohibited it from elementary school meals and club canteens.
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