StarPheonix (Saskatoon)

Brit foods owner Tony Badger faces closure after the government suddenly declared some of his most popular products illegal.

A Saskatoon British specialty store faces closure after the government suddenly declared some of its most popular products illegal.

“Unfortunately, as time goes by, I’m not importing. As the shelves start to empty … if it takes too long we’ll have no option but to close,” Brit Foods owner Tony Badger said.

Irn-Bru – the sugary orange, caffeinated pride of Scotland – includes a nonpermitted food colouring, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

“If I understood rightly, it’s just something that isn’t used in Canada, so it hasn’t gone through the process of being approved,” Badger said.

Products such as Marmite, Lucozade, Penguin Bars, Bovril and Ovaltine are all apparently enriched with too many vitamins and minerals, while other products, such as beef stock and canned soup, contain too much animal product.

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