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Default Only in the USA - Vegemite

"Craig Welch" > wrote in message
> From
> There's no accounting for taste
> October 21, 2006 12:00am Article from: The Sunday Times
> THE US has banned Vegemite, even to the point of searching Australians for
> jars of the spread when they enter the country.
> The bizarre 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 downunder - contains folate, which under a technicality, America
> allows to be added only to breads and cereals.
> Australian expatriates in the US said enforcement of the ban had been
> gradually stepped up and was now ruining lifelong traditions of Vegemite
> on toast for breakfast.
> Kraft spokeswoman Joanna Scott said: "The (US) Food and Drug
> Administration doesn't allow the import of Vegemite simply because the
> recipe does have the addition of folic acid."
> The US was "a minor market'' for Vegemite, she said.

It used to be available in Canada (as an import in the speciality food
section of a supermarket) and I took some to an Aussie friend in Denver.