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Not according to snopes
http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/vegemite.asp


Craig Welch wrote:
From news.com.au:

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.

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denise~* wrote:
Not according to snopes
http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/vegemite.asp

Well, that's a relief, I must say! I was worried that we might have to
commence hostilities, boycott American products and that sort of thing...

Christine

Craig Welch wrote:

From news.com.au:

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.

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Craig



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"denise~*" wrote

Not according to snopes
http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/vegemite.asp


Thanks, denise, very interesting. I knew something was
fishy about the story.

nancy


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One time on Usenet, "denise~*" said:

Not according to snopes
http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/vegemite.asp


Not according to The Vegemite Site either:

http://www.thevegemitesite.com/

"US HAVE NOT BAN VEGEMITE
There have several reports of vegemite being banned in
the US. According to the Sydney Morning Herald who have
contact the US FDA this is not correct and Vegemite will
not be targeted on the border. For more information check
the FAQ section of this site."

Original post follows...

Craig Welch wrote:
From news.com.au:

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.

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Craig



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