Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The United States has slapped a ban on Vegemite

they don't know what they're missing...

"The bizarre crackdown was prompted because Vegemite contains folate, which in the US can be added only to breads and cereals.

Expatriates say that enforcement of the ban has been stepped up recently and is ruining lifelong traditions of having Vegemite on toast for breakfast.

Former Geelong man Daniel Fogarty, who now lives in Calgary, Canada, said he was stunned when searched while crossing the US border recently.

"The border guard asked us if we were carrying any Vegemite," Mr Fogarty said.

"I was flabbergasted." Paul Watkins, who owns a store called About Australia in San Antonio, Texas, said he had been forced to stop importing Vegemite six months ago.

"We have completely stopped bringing it in," he said.

"(US authorities) have made a stance and there is nothing that can be done about it.""



Deb said...

Well what do you expect? Our government has solved all of our other problems, they had to find something to work on.


Sassan Sanei said...

I live 90 minutes from the U.S. border. I could make a fortune exporting Marmite, a British variation on Vegemite (or is Vegemite an Australian variation on Marmite, I don't know, I'm not getting into that argument) and widely available in Canadian supermarkets. Let the dollars roll!