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    That is just crazy!! Our government does the dumbest things sometimes. Yes, be on the lookout everyone for Vegemite!! Good lord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I want to try it! You used to be able to buy it at International markets here in the US. Silly that you can't.
    I buy mine, Marmite, at Kroger or if your in California isnt it Fred Meyer or something like that. I did notice the last time got another jar of marmite there was not any Vegemite. I just wanted to see if there was a big difference.
    I love anchovies AND Dr Pepper AND marmite

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    I still don't understand WHY it's banned. What difference does it make about the folate? This just seems so silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    I buy mine, Marmite, at Kroger or if your in California isnt it Fred Meyer or something like that. I did notice the last time got another jar of marmite there was not any Vegemite. I just wanted to see if there was a big difference.
    I love anchovies AND Dr Pepper AND marmite
    Oh, I think Kroger is Ralphs in California, at least here in Southern California. I'm going to have to check it out. Also, we have a big international market here that's the size of a regular grocery store. They have foods from all over.

    Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda, if I'm drinking soda!!

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    Nah, it's more than the folic acid. I looked at the US FDA Oasis report, feds are also looking for information about the heat treating process for contamination control.

    The Marmite people are controlling the FDA!!!!! I've tried Marmite but have never had Vegemite.
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    soya sauce spread? Ugh! lol
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    fussy eaters. Ugh!
    The irony is that Vegemite is made by Kraft!!
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    Did I miss something about folic acid? I thought it was supposed to be so great for you and we should all get plenty every day. Are we not now?

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    ^^^ Exactly! It's very good for you, especially in early pregnancy or if you are planning on getting pregnant. It offers significant protection against spinal cord defects in the baby, eg, spina bifida.
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    A*O, you should start a massive interneck Vegemite Education Movement. Do one of those email petitions or some such. Raise so much hell that they put you on tv, like on Leno or Letterman.
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    It hard to explain what an intrinsic part of Aussie culture Vegemite is. It's almost like the American milk and cookies cliche. Kids in Oz are practically weaned on the stuff and if anyone fucks around with our icons we take it very PERSONALLY.

    HA! It seems that the US Govt has caved in to overwhelming public outrage at this ridiculous We Know What's Best For You nonsense and has now un-banned Vegemite. Yay! Now go and ban something really dangerous like cigarettes or Dr Pepper [runs away]
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    US denies Vegemite ban

    From correspondents in Los Angeles
    October 25, 2006 06:11am



    AUSTRALIANS travelling to the US can breathe easy. So can the 100,000 or so Australian expatriates living in America.
    The US government today dismissed media reports it had banned Vegemite.
    "There is no ban on Vegemite," US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokesman Mike Herndon said.
    Media reports at the weekend claimed American border officials were confiscating Vegemite from Australians as they entered the US.
    The FDA, charged with policing America's food supply, has not issued an "import alert" to border officials to halt the import of Vegemite.
    Mr Herndon said the FDA was surprised by the media reports.
    The controversy centres on folate, an ingredient in Vegemite.
    Under US regulations, folate can be added only to breads and cereals.
    "One of the Vitamin B components (in Vegemite) is folate," Mr Herndon said.
    "In and of itself, it's not a violation. If they're adding folate to it, boosting it up, technically it would be a violation.
    "But the FDA has not targeted it and I don't think we intend to target Vegemite simply because of that."
    Joanna Scott, spokesperson for Vegemite's maker, Kraft, reportedly has said, "The Food and Drug Administration doesn't allow the import of Vegemite simply because the recipe does have the addition of folic acid".
    But Mr Herndon said, "Nobody at the FDA has told them (Kraft) there is a ban".
    To eradicate any grey areas or potential regulation breaches, Mr Herndon said, Kraft could petition the FDA, something other food manufacturers have done.
    While many Aussies living in the US rely on visiting Australian relatives and friends to bring them a jar or two of Vegemite from Australia, the product is available in some US supermarkets.
    The price slapped on Vegemite, however, is tough to swallow.
    A tiny, four ounce jar of Vegemite sells for around $US4.80 ($6.33) in US supermarkets.

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    Soooooo, it was a heinous HOAX!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    ugh, it looks like shit spread on toast
    Exactly!!! Who would eat that!!! *and pay that kind of price for it~ REBAN VEGEMITE!!
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