Canada has their nannystate folk, too. Bans… Ovaltine™ and other common foods

courtesy of the BBC:
“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.

“Tony Badger, who owns Brit Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told local media that food safety officials had removed the foods from his shelves.  We’ve been bringing Irn-Bru in since the very beginning,” he told CKOM. The bright orange caffeinated drink is particularly popular in Scotland, but sold in countries around the world.

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Irn Bru contains at least one additive – Ponceau 4R – which has been linked to hyperactivity and does not appear on the approved food list in Canada.

The other products are banned because they are “enriched with vitamins and mineral” while some canned foods and soup contained too much animal product.

rest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25867613

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2 responses to “Canada has their nannystate folk, too. Bans… Ovaltine™ and other common foods

  1. Canada may have expanded economic freedom but our friends North appear to be losing ground on individual liberties. Freedom isn’t a zero-sum proposition; any infringement threatens all liberties and must be viewed as guilty until proven necessary.

  2. So, wait, you can add chocolate to milk, but not vitamins and minerals? I thought the food activists were supposed to be about health.

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