Katy Perry's "Prism" Declared Potential Biohazard in Australia

The singer's new album contains seeds that country authorities aren't too happy about

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    Katy Perry may have the number one album in Australia, but that hasn't stopped authorities from declaring it a potential biohazard.

    According to Rolling Stone, local authorities have had a problem with the packaging from Prism, which includes a packet of seeds.

    Perry tweeted that different editions of the album contain seeds so that fans could plant and "spread the light."

    The "Roar" singer's label claims that the included seeds specific to each region and that each was sourced locally. For instance, the Australian edition provided Swan River daisy seeds which were found in Western Australia.

    However, the country's Department of Agriculture is investigating international versions of the album which citizens may be purchasing as imports.

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    "Seeds or plant material of international origin may be a weed not present in Australia or the host of a plant pathogen of biosecurity concern," a department spokesperson explained to the music magazine.

    And when asked about international imported versions of the album, the Department of Agriculture rep said, "The Australian Government has a strong system in place to detect and respond to material of biosecurity concern. This includes the inspection of mail, cargo and baggage."

    Authorities will be inspecting imported versions of the album in hopes of assessing the issue at hand.

    While Perry has yet to address the issue herself, we're pretty sure this isn't exactly the kind of light she wanted to spread.

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