No Ketchup for You from Wacky and Weird Food and Drink Laws Around the World

Wacky and Weird Food and Drink Laws Around the World

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No Ketchup for You

In October 2011, France banned the use of ketchup in its schools. It seems that authorities in France saw ketchup as a threat to all things French and a form of American cultural hegemony at its finest (or tastiest?). “We have to ensure that children become familiar with French recipes so that they can hand them down to the following generation,” said Christophe Hebert, chairman of the National Association of Directors of Collective Restaurants and the person behind the ban.