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Katy Perry's album deemed biohazard in Australia

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Nov 03, 2013 | 8:45pm EST

Katy Perry's new album Prism has been declared a biohazard in Australia due to the small packets of seeds included with the record. The Roar hitmaker's newest album may have debuted at number one Down Under, but it also proved to be a risk for the country's citizens. According to news.com.au, the deluxe version of Perry's album, which is produced overseas and imported into Australia, contains a small packet of seeds, which the Department of Agriculture deemed as a potential biosecurity concern, since there are strict laws in place to assess the risks of any plant materials not originating in the country. A spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture tells the news site that if an international version of the album is discovered, a biosecurity officer will have to inspect the record and assess the level of risk, and it may be confiscated by Australian border control officials. The local version of the record, which is produced in Australia, contains seeds from the western part of the country and is considered harmless. Perry included the seeds with her album to encourage fans to "plant to spread the light!" in a post on Twitter.com.

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