Know the Top 5 banned products

Know the Top 5 banned products

1.Vicks Inhaler

Vicks Inhaler wasn't pseudoephedrine itself that was bad; it was what you could do with enough pseudoephidrine that concerned Japanese authorities.Japan looks at drugs - both medicinal and recreational - in a different and, in many ways, stricter light than in the west. Local Japanese media 
have covered several recent cases involving resident foreigners bringing in drugs which are legal in their home countries, but are either illegal or available only under strict supervision in Japan. If you are coming to Japan, and if you do not desire to become a media sensation in this respect,it is best to do a little homework and figure out the drug laws and learn which medicines/drugs, while available in your home country, are bad to bring over.

2.Chewing Gum.

Yes,it is banned in Lion City which is called Singapore.One of the objectives of the ban was to prevent vandals from using spent chewing gums to disrupt Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) services. Before the ban was enforced,there had been many instances in which vandals stuck chewing gum on door sensors of 
MRT trains, which prevented the doors from functioning properly and causing disruptions in train services.The chewing gum ban was implemented to eradicate problems created by chewing-gum litter in public places like cinemas, parks and common areas of housing estates such as lifts, staircases and corridors,as well as the high costs involved to clean up the litter.The Housing and Development Board (HDB) reportedly spent S$150,000 annually to clean up chewing gum litter.

3.Raw milk.

The country involved was Scotland for the ban of raw milk.The sale of unpasteurised milk was banned in Scotland in 1983, after it was linked to a high number of salmonella, campylobacter and E. coli O157 food poisoning outbreaks, and potentially 12 associated deaths. Mandatory pasteurisation was extended in 2006 to include drinking milk and cream from all farmed animals after 21 people died in a food poisoning outbreak in Wishaw.Raw milk consists of important enzymes that aid in assimilating the nutrients present in milk.Raw milk serves as one of the best sources for calcium consumption.One of the major raw milk drinking advantages is that it contains the beneficial bacteria,which otherwise get destroyed, when the milk undergoes pasteurisation process.It resistance to tuberculosis increased in children fed raw milk instead of pasteurised.Drinking raw milk could reduce children’s risk of suffering allergy-related conditions such as eczema and hay fever.


The European Food Safety Authority found that 68% of European youths aged 10 to 18 years old were drinking them. In Lithuania alone, the AFP reports that roughly 10% of school-aged children say they consume energy drinks at least once a week.Numerous studies have pointed out the risks posed by the consumption of energy drinks, especially by adolescents. Heavy consumption of energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster have been linked to heart problems, depression, hypertension,convulsions, and palpitations. The World Health Organization has even warned that energy drinks could cause a public health problem if their use among young people is not addressed.Lithuania is the first European country to enact this kind of ban, but the United Arab Emirates banned the sale of energy drinks for children under the age of 16 in 2012.

5.Tomato Ketchup.

Now France turns into the list for banned Tomato Ketchup in primary school.The idea of this decree was not to quash the encroaching influence on American tastes and food values but to protect the health of school-children. Mayonnaise and vinaigrette, both of which are an important part of French cuisine, were also targeted. The idea was to now allow these sauces to be served out of self-serve dispensers so that children would be able to cover their food with fatty sauces.However, these sauces were not banned outright. They were to be allowed on a per-dish basis, as appropriate.The order on the nutritional quality of meals served as part of school meals was not only concerned with sauces. It laid other rules concerning the composition of meals.