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Default Only in the USA - Vegemite

Craig Welch said...


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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

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

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.




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