Listen Now: Unhappy Meal
McDonalds is meant to be a quick, cheap meal, unless you try to sneak it through customs. I’m Brian Banmiller on Business.
For one traveler in Australia a trip to Mc Donald’s ended up costing almost $3,000. The person was traveling from Bali back home to Australia when stopped in the Darwin airport. That’s when the new security dog sniffed out a meal in the passenger backpack. That meal? Two egg and beef sausage McMuffins, hot cakes and a ham croissant. That meal resulted in a fine of $2,600. The Agriculture Minister says the fine is twice the cost of the plane ticket, but they have no sympathy for people who try to break Australia’s new biosecurity measures. The strict rules are to keep Australia free of foot and mouth disease. The contagious virus was first detected in Indonesia in May and spread to Bali which is a popular destination for Australians. The virus affects animals such as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. If it gets into Australia, the government warns an outbreak could cost the economy $80 billion dollars over ten years. Talk about an unhappy meal. Brian Banmiller, CBS News.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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