The craziest food laws from around the globe

By easyFood

03 May 2018

Travelling this summer? Stay on the right side of the authorities with our guide to the world’s weirdest food laws!

1. Singapore
Chewing gum has been banned for over 20 years.

2. France
No ketchup is permitted in schools.

3. Dubai
You are forbidden to eat or drink in public during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, even if you’re a tourist.

4. Italy
It is an offence to eat on the steps of public buildings or churches.

5. Denmark
Restaurants can’t legally charge for water unless it contains ice and/or lemon.

6. Kentucky
Don’t you dare put an ice cream cone in your pocket.

7. Boston
It’s against the law to eat peanuts in church. Only peanuts.

8. Wisconsin
You can’t serve anything other than real butter in a prison, school, or hospital.

9. Nigeria
Drinking beer is fine, but good luck finding any as it is illegal to import or brew it.

10. Alaska
Don’t even think about giving beer to a moose.

11. Oklahoma
It is illegal to take a bite out of someone else’s hamburger.