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Old 10-21-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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Vegemite banned

In a move sure to outrage three people in the US, the importation and sale of Vegemite has been banned.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20623973-2,00.html


I really think there are other things they( the U.S.) should worry about, like lifting the ban on foie gras.

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Old 10-21-2006, 03:40 PM   #2
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Hey TATT, is Vegemite anything like Marmite? I smelled the latter once and it made me want to hurl!
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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Vegemite is less strong and paler. I prefer it to Marite, but I am English and I am hoping my DH and the other brits don't throw things at me for admitting that.

You know you are meant to use it sparingly Buck? Its an aquired taste though. I only like either plain, my neices like theirs with peanut butter.
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:08 PM   #4
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I travel all the time and unless they have folate sniffing dogs (Vegemite's banned ingredient which I find hard to believe--STUPID) I don't think that you have to worry-----I was in Dallas 2 weeks ago and 2 dogs were crying all over this woman's luggage and agents didn't even ask her to open them up--just asked her if she had had meat or something else in them recently. She said yes, and they let her go------I guess you have to fit a "profile" for them to go that extra step.

OK--I'm going to digress a bit just because it's a fact confirmed by a friend of mine in the air flight business and confirmed by my many years of travel---if you travel on a one way ticket especially internationally you are going to be held up at most checkpoints. It happened to me because I lived overseas my mother-in-law was dying and I didn't know how long I was going to be in the states. Expect it and allow at least 20-30 minutes extra in your schedule. It looks suspicious and they will have you all but strip down naked and then put you in a box where they blow supersonic air on you. If they stamp 4 stars on your ticket--it's strip down time!! And for some reason they are evasive when you ask them is the reason they are doing this is because you are travelling on a one way ticket. Ok, sorry for being off the topic--just wanted to warn you.
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:13 PM   #5
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Vegemite is an acquired taste. I was sent Vegemite crackers from a friend in Australia and they were pretty good - though I couldn't eat but a couple at a time. A TAD of Vegemite on toast was ok - but only for a couple bites. I guess that's why our US children don't have rosy cheeks - they don't eat Vegemite!
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:32 PM   #6
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why was it banned?
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:37 PM   #7
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why was it banned?

...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.''



in short, I don't get it either.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:03 PM   #9
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Never mind, Ozzies - send it to me. I love it ( well I prefer Marmite, but they're about the same). Marmite spread very thin on your toast is great for breakfast. A teaspoon of marmite in your gravy - heaven! Add marmite to soups, drink hot marmite on a cold night, mix in a little marmite with your hamburger meat. Yes, I love it.

Perhaps Australia will take reprisals and ban the import of Tang and Koolaid LOL!!
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Quote:
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why was it banned?
Click on the link and read the article. It's not long.
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