For the first time in nearly half a century, Scotland will be exporting haggis to Canada. Authentic Scottish haggis has been banned from Canada and the U.S. for decades because one of its key ingredients is sheep’s lung, which may pose health risks to consumers.
But a new haggis recipe has been developed for export to Canada that does not contain lung and also uses lamb sourced from a Canadian Food Inspection Agency-inspected and approved facility!
Traditional haggis, a type of savoury pudding, contains sheep lung, liver and heart. Along with onion, oatmeal and various spices, it is traditionally encased in sheep’s stomach and boiled.
So…bring it on? Should I try it? I don’t know…I’m feeling sheepish. (Dad joke.)