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Monday, October 23, 2006

The US has gone too far....

Happy Vegemites?
We don't think so | Herald Sun
: "THE US has banned Vegemite, even to the point of searching Aussies for jars of the spread as they enter the country.
The bizarre condiment crackdown was prompted because Vegemite has been deemed illegal under US food laws.

The great Aussie icon -- faithfully carried around the world by travellers from Down Under -- contains folate, which under a technicality, the US allows only to be added to breads and cereals.

Australian expatriates in the US said enforcement of the ban had been gradually stepped up and was now ruining lifelong Vegemite on toast breakfast traditions.

Former Geelong man Daniel Fogarty, who now lives in Calgary, said he was stunned when searched for Vegemite while crossing the US border on a trip to Montana recently.

'The border guard searched our car and asked us if we were carrying any Vegemite,' Mr Fogarty said.

'I was flabbergasted.

'The official said Vegemite wasn't permitted in the US.'"