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.
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.
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