5 + Products That Were Banned Because of Their Ingredients

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Have you ever really thought about what we buy at the grocery store? We often trust the manufacturer’s commercials, the popularity of a product, and the beautiful package without even thinking about the horrors that can be hidden inside.

Bright Side collected a list of things that are on shop shelves in some countries and banned in others. Of course, we will provide explanations as well.

Kinder Surprise

This goody loved by many people was banned in the USA in 1938. Government officials prohibited the selling of products containing a nonedible element. And since those tiny pieces in these eggs can be a choking hazard, the import of the chocolate eggs was always suppressed. However, 5 years ago, inventive manufacturers managed to circumvent the law and get back into the US market.

Artificial dyes

Within the last 50 years, the number of chemical dyes used has increased by 500%, bringing a lot of harm to our health. These additives cause hyperactivity, and they can also develop an allergy or increase the risk of getting cancer. That’s why some artificial dyes in products exported to Europe are either completely removed from the product or replaced by natural ones.

Chicken with antibiotics

Chicken delivery from the biggest meat manufacturing American company, Tyson Foods, is banned in Europe, Russia, Norway, and Australia. It happened after the world found out that Tyson injected antibiotics, steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, and ketamine into their poultry. After announcing this information, representatives from the company promised to exclude the use of such items, which they did in September of this year.


Bread with the addition of baking powder

Farmed salmon

Food with fat substitutes

Sports drinks

Manufacturers use many different tricks to increase sales. In order to get more milk, some cows in the USA are given a growth hormone. The use of the milk from such cows is connected with a risk of cancer, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and an increase in the level of thyroid hormones.That’s why this milk is banned in Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and 29 other European countries.

Are you going to be more careful with the products you consume? Which of these shocked you the most? Please let us know in the comments!

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Source: BrightSide

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