Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Border Searches for Sandwich Spread?

Rumors have been in circulation as of late that the ever popular Australian yeasty spread Vegemite has been banned from the US because it contains folate, a B vitamin approved as an additive for just a few foods, including breakfast cereals.

While media reports have claimed that American border officials were confiscating Vegemite from Australians as they entered the US, the FDA insists that there is no ban on Vegemite.

Apparently commercial import of Vegemite has been banned for some time because of the folate content, but travelers are free to bring Vegemite into the country for personal use.

Good thing...that could have been the end of friendly relations between Australia and the US.

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