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Canada 'bans Marmite and Irn-Bru'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn-Bru because they contain illegal additives.

Mr Badger said he had been selling the items since 1997.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-25867613

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:38 PM

Well if he selling products whivh contain illegal additives, then yes, ban them. The owner is not in England now, where rules are side stepped to accomodate imports (incase they offend their culture). As a business man he should know the rules and regulations in the country he is selling his produce in.....I wish England would follow suit.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

Ihad a vague idea of what Marmite is... googled it anyway and found that a ban wouldn't have affected my pantry  :w00t:

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:43 PM

As per CFIA HP Marmite is not allowed to import due to non-compliance to the Canadian regulations. I have found a document there stating this fact and dated 17JAN2012. So the general question is how the stuff was imported into Canada at least from 17JAN2012 on, strictly spaeking was this stuff maybe imported customs declared incorrect just to cheat the import regulations of Canada.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

Good I despise Marmite,as long as i can still get my HP sauce and my English Tea I will be happy.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

Remember the GOV knows best what to put into your body.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:24 AM

Ohnoooo   not Ovaltine !     I drink it once in awhile.. sometimes quite often, and i've never noticed increased "hyper activity"    .. a little energy maybe ...

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:32 AM

Marmite is Satan's haemorrhoid cream.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:11 AM

View PostArbenol68, on 26 January 2014 - 01:32 AM, said:

Marmite is Satan's haemorrhoid cream.
lovely..... :w00t:

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:02 AM

View Postand then, on 26 January 2014 - 06:11 AM, said:

lovely..... :w00t:

Ha! Not really.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

View Postacidhead, on 26 January 2014 - 12:51 AM, said:

Remember the GOV knows best what to put into your body.
Yes, I'm fairly sure a government food scientist knows more about food science than the average person does.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 25 January 2014 - 02:24 PM, said:

The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn-Bru because they contain illegal additives.

Mr Badger said he had been selling the items since 1997.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-25867613
What's the problem? He could sell Vegemite instead!

http://www.vegemite....es/default.aspx


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:55 PM

Or, he could provide a service to humanity and not sell either.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

View Postlightly, on 26 January 2014 - 01:24 AM, said:

Ohnoooo   not Ovaltine ! I drink it once in awhile.. sometimes quite often, and i've never noticed increased "hyper activity" .. a little energy maybe ...
i don't understand why ovaltine has come under fire. i remember having it in our house when i was a kid - i didn't like it but my siblings drank it often
also, a chain restaurant here called Red Robin uses ovaltine in one of their (alcohol added) milkshake drinks and no one is complaining about that...strange.





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