Saskatoon shop ordered to pull banned British products
Canadian Food Inspection Agency cracks down on U.K. products like Marmite and Irn-Bru
British food fans in Saskatoon are stocking up on products that are now considered illegal to sell.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is cracking down on products like Marmite and Irn-Bru, saying they have too many vitamins and minerals. It said a number of products from the United Kingdom contain ingredients not allowed in Canada.
The agency is currently reviewing products to determine whether they should be sold in this country. Until then, stores like Brit Foods won't be able to sell the products.
"I haven't heard of anyone dying from consuming Irn-Bru in Scotland or Britain," owner Tony Badger said. "So hopefully we will get a favourable decision."
Hard to find products
James McGregor was shopping in the store today. He hopes these changes don't mean Brit Foods loses business or is forced to close.
The shop's shelves don't look too empty at the moment, Badger said, however it will be a different story in the weeks to come.
"If you don't have things to sell, there's no reason for opening the door."