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Lift the ban on Scottish haggis in the USA #FreetheHaggis #HaggisforUS

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For 45 years imports of Scottish haggis to the USA have been banned.

I'm an English-Scottish expat with a fond love of Haggis, Scotch and Robert Burns.

After moving to Los Angeles 14 years ago I was shocked to discover you cannot get Scottish-made haggis in the USA.

Now I have joined forces with Scotland Now to overturn the restrictions on the importation of Scottish haggis.

Haggis was banned in 1971 when American food watchdogs objected to one of the traditional ingredients - sheep lungs - even though there is no scientific evidence it poses a risk to humans.

It tears me up that I have to serve my friends a weak imitation of the real thing on St Andrew’s Day on 30 November and Burns Night on 25 January.

Perhaps you are already fond of the "Great Chieftan of the Puddin' Race" or possibly an adventurous foodie, or any one of the 27 million Americans with Scottish ancestry interested in their cultural heritage.

Generations of haggis-fed Scots have thrived and continue to thrive with haggis a part of their regular diet.

Millions of Scottish people can't be wrong.

Help us put Scottish haggis back on the menu!

#FreeTheHaggis

#HaggisforUS

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