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Vegemite? not in america.

 
 
Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 09:23 am
Mystified Australian authorities have launched an investigation into reports Vegemite has been banned from entering the United States.

Supermarkets in the US continue to stock Vegemite and have no plans to remove Australia's iconic breakfast spread from their shelves.

Adding to the confusion, a spokesperson from the Australian embassy in Washington DC said US officials had recently said they had no concerns about Vegemite.

Weekend media reports, however, described how US customs officers have been removing jars of Vegemite from travellers' bags as they entered America.

"We are aware of reports that US authorities have been seeking to stop people from bringing Vegemite into the country," a spokesperson from the Australian embassy in Washington DC told AAP.

"From our perspective there is no food safety issue with Vegemite and we had been advised recently by US authorities that Vegemite was not of concern to them.

"We are liaising with US authorities to determine whether the media reports are accurate."

The ban was reportedly due to Vegemite containing folate, which America's Food and Drug Administration only allows to be added to bread and cereals.

FDA officials did not return phone calls.

American supermarkets such as Bristol Farms and Whole Foods were selling Vegemite in their stores on Tuesday.

Nearly 100,000 Australians and New Zealanders live in the United States.

Vegemite is made in Australia by US-based Kraft Foods Inc.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 09:30 am
Probably a HomeLand security issue.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 09:32 am
Simple solution: Make Vegemite bread.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 09:34 am
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 09:38 am
Weird. Not the Vegemite, but the ban.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 09:39 am
We're hap-py lit-tle veg-e-mites
as bright as bright can be,
we all en-joy our Ve-ge-mite
for break-fast, lunch, and tea
our mum-mies say we're grow-ing stron-ger
eve-ry sin-gle week
be-cause we love our Ve-ge-mite
we all a-dore our Ve-ge-mite
it puts a rose in eve-ry cheek
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 09:47 am
Well, Schweppes Bitter Lemon/Bitter Orange, San Pellegrino Limonata/Pomelo, Fanta Pomelo, etc etc seem to have some terroristic background as well.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 10:09 am
Why, oh why, do so many food brands hate freedom?
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 10:18 am
Vegamite is a vile, horrible tasting "food" product - I say all the better to ban such a horrid thing!
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 12:10 pm
Mmmmm

Vegemite makes 'fried' tofu fabulous...
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 12:19 pm
If you fish fer walleye, a dollop of vegemite or pennzey's beef soup base on your hook acts like a nice "chum" My grandfather used to fish for carp using vegemite on doughballs.

I never figured out what to do with a carp.
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snood
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 12:20 pm
http://membres.lycos.fr/christinebertel/red-pyjamas-vegemite.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 12:27 pm
Not that theres anything wrong with your lifestyle snood. I just wouldnt start recruiting
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 12:31 pm
Shocked
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snood
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 04:58 pm
farmerman wrote:
Not that theres anything wrong with your lifestyle snood. I just wouldnt start recruiting



Kidding - visual gag...

(not that there's anything wrong with the lifestyle you're suggesting I have)
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patiodog
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 05:10 pm
I'm utterly flabbergasted.




How would anyone ever know there's a ban on vegemite? I mean, it might be illegal for me to ask someone to crush my testicles in a vice, but I'd never know it, since it's never something I'd ask for.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 05:24 pm
Damn.

We're sprung.

Vegemite IS a terrorist inspired plot to sap and dwindle the vital essences of god fearing Americans.


NOBODY in Oz actually eats the stuff.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 05:26 pm
Vegemite am good! It was hard to find even before it turned into a security threat.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 05:29 pm
I bet it can be ordered on line. You can get anything you need online, exceptin Alice.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Oct, 2006 05:48 pm
Quote:
(not that there's anything wrong with the lifestyle you're suggesting I have)


No no, of course not . Do you realize that even Seinfeld bits are becoming so last week?
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