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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The TSA Warns: No Cranberry Sauce in Your Carry-On. Pie's Okay, Though.

Posted By on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 7:30 AM

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lying with young children is treacherous. Flying with pie is even more so. But it's legal, says the Transportation Safety Agency, which provided Eatocracy with do's and don'ts for Thankgiving travelers. (Thanks to Foodzie for the link.)

No, you may not take a cheeseball or cranberry sauce to your Thanksgiving dinner unless you want to pack it in with your checked luggage. No, you may not come home with a pint of your mother's best gravy in your backpack. Yes, you can bring cakes and pies, provided you let the TSA screen them extra thoroughly (are we talking the nudie scan here, or just a trip through the X-ray? SFoodie doesn't know). 



A few extra rules for solid foods:

  • Do not wrap food gifts that will be carried onto the plane. Security officers may have to re-open them for closer inspection.
  • Food must be wrapped or in a container to avoid messes at screening stations.
  • Unpeeled fruit is permissible, but partially eaten fruit must be wrapped.
  • All food must be screened.

For more information, check out the TSA's holiday food tips page. Godspeed, Thanksgiving travelers.

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