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TSA's Traveling with Food Tips

"But it's a harmless tub of peanut butter!" TSA says no. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean TSA will go easy on the liquid rule. Keep in mind that the following items will not survive the checkpoint for carry-on luggage: Cranberry sauce Cologne Creamy dips and spreads (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.) Gift baskets with food items (like salsa, jams and salad dressings) Gravy Jams Jellies Lotions Maple syrup Oils and vinegars Salad dressing Salsa Sauces Snowglobes (not edible but important to note) Soups Wine, liquor and beer Note: You can bring pies and cakes through the security checkpoint, but please be advised that they are subject to additional screening.... More

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