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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Canadian Nanny Bans Marmite

For shame, the scourge of Nannyism has reached Canada and Nanny's chums in the form of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have banned the sale of a smorgasbord of iconic British foods such as; Marmite, Ovaltine, Irn-Bru, Lucozade, Penguin Bars and Bovril.

For why?

They allegedly contain illegal additives!
Tony Badger, who runs Brit Foods a British specialty food store in Saskatoon, was ordered to stop selling several popular UK exports which had ingredients that did not appear on the Canadian ‘approved food list’.

He is quoted by the Telegraph:
We've been bringing Irn-Bru in since the very beginning. 

My understanding was we were importing it legally. We've been declaring it through a customs broker and we've never had an issue until now.”
One customer, Briton Nigel Westwick, told the Star Phoenix newspaper that he "couldn't understand the insanity" of preventing Irn-Bru from entering Canada.
"For a country that allows one to buy firearms, guns, bullets, stopping a soft drink suitable for all ages seems a little ludicrous."
That of course is precisely the point, Nanny is ludicrous!

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  1. Expat in Canada3:48 PM

    For some time now our leaders have been admiring the British nanny state and trying to emulate it, so I suppose this bit of lunacy was inevitable.
    What especially upsets me, apart from the fact that we like Marmite, is that you can go into Chinatown in Toronto and buy all sorts of imported foods that I am sure the CFIA has not approved. The same probably goes for the many other ethnic areas of the city.
    My only conclusion is that the CFIA can actually read and understand the labels on British imports.

    Changing the subject a bit: did you know that Nanny in Vancouver has banned door knobs? I'm not making this up, and other jurisdictions are also considering such a ban.
    I came to Canada to get away from Nanny, looks like she followed us out here.

    BTW: I ate some contraband Marmite on toast last night!

  2. Lord of Atlantis11:01 AM

    Personally, I don't like Marmite but there is no way it or anything else I dislike, should be banned by elf'n'safety jobsworths as there are people who do enjoy Marmite and I have no right to deprive them of their pleasure and neither do Nanny's bullies!
    Expat in Canada: I suggest that the reason imported foods not approved by the CFIA can be purchased in ethnic areas with impunity is down to political correctness: the authorities are terrified of being perceived as "racist". Also, if they attempted to ban foods in ethnic areas, it may well be that such a ban would not receive such a passive response.
    No doorknobs? How on earth do you open doors in that case?

  3. Expat in Canada2:48 PM

    You open doors with levers rather than knobs. I recall levers were standard issue on new home in England when I lived there and I was a little surprised when I came here to find lever handles are very rare indeed. I checked at my local DIY store and they do have lever handles, but they are at least double the price of the standard round knobs.

    Read about it here:

  4. Lord of Atlantis11:26 AM