12 Naughty Foods that are Forbidden in Missouri
I have a long list of foods I'll never eat and a much longer list of foods I love. However, I've learned that there are foods that I'm not allowed to eat no matter what because they are completely forbidden in Missouri.
My food preferences seem to be pretty simple, so I had to dig for details on the foods you won't find in Missouri because they aren't legal. I discovered several sources that were helpful including Culture Trip, Stacker, How Stuff Works and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Some of these foods should be obvious while others definitely aren't. One in particular is highly controversial, too.
Culture Trip says any black puddings (aka blood pudding) is illegal because it's not sanitary. Sorry, Taiwan.
Stacker says Japanese pufferfish is "more deadly than cyanide". This is a Show Me State no-no.
Here's where it gets dicey. It's not illegal to eat horse meat (some countries apparently love it), but it's illegal to sell horse meat for human consumption according to How Stuff Works.
This is a HOT topic in Missouri. Instead of relying on one source, I'll refer to several with the first being the Missouri Department of Agriculture. It says this:
196.935 RSMo provides for the sale and/or delivery of raw milk from a producer to an individual for that individual’s own use. The Missouri Attorney General Office has interpreted the point of origin of the sale of raw milk is the producer’s farm.
Real Raw Milk Facts explains in layman's terms that means a farmer can sell directly to an individual from the farm the milk is produced, but raw milk cannot be sold to retail.
How Stuff Works says haggis is forbidden or at least part of the Scottish delight is in Missouri. The ban is on any food that contains animal lungs.
Stacker says you won't be having any trumpeter swan BBQ's anytime soon. Time to change those 4th of July plans?
Ever had a French friend brag about Epoisses cheese? You'll have to go to France to enjoy it as Stacker says it's illegal in Missouri because it's made from raw milk less than 60 days old.
Ever heard of Casu Marzu? Culture Trip says "cheese infested with maggots" which makes me completely OK with this Italian food not being allowed on our shores.
XTalks says this South African fruit is illegal in Missouri as a fruit, but you can find it some places in a can as long as the growers are part of a "green list" from the FDA?
Cheapism says don't plan on having a sea turtle dinner as that would make Nemo in the movies very sad. Oh, and they're now federally protected as an endangered species, too.
Are you afraid of catching the Avian Flu? That's why Cheapism says the FDA won't allow companies to sell you soup made out of bird nests. This one makes complete sense.
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