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Old 01-12-2016, 07:09 PM   #31
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Using an earlier example, I don't think there are bananas grown in the continental U.S., so there's no risk to U.S. agriculture of bringing in bananas.
Ah, well that depends on where they were grown. "Labeled bananas from South or Central America are allowed."

"If there is any doubt about origin, fruit will be prohibited."

Most meats are OK except lamb and goat but watch out for those instant noodles from other countries.

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Old 01-12-2016, 07:27 PM   #32
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And yet I have friends that had a cooked sausage wrapped in aluminum foil that they forgot about and that one small piece of meat has put them on the "always check these folks out" list.


The nice thing is there are grocery stores on both sides of the border.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:50 PM   #33
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On the late news tonight, it's apparently illegal to import a lottery ticket into the U.S.
So Canadians crossing the border to buy PowerBall tickets can take that ticket home and they can win, but if they try to cross the border to collect the winnings, the ticket may be seized as contraband.
Just send it to me. I'll cash it so you won't have to worry about it being confiscated.
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Great thread!

What about cooked foods? An example was given of eggs - can't take the uncooked ones through (depending on restrictions; I understand all that). What if they were hard boiled or scrambled and then refrigerated? Has anyone had problems with that?
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As posted, several times, your best source for information is a .GOV site just prior to leaving for the border. Links have been provided in this thread.
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:32 AM   #36
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Great thread!

What about cooked foods? An example was given of eggs - can't take the uncooked ones through (depending on restrictions; I understand all that). What if they were hard boiled or scrambled and then refrigerated? Has anyone had problems with that?
That would likely be OK. Last summer I camped a weekend in MN and bought and cooked and then froze leftover chicken. When asked coming home was asked about chicken and said I had cooked and frozen it, was OK. Mind you we are usually waved through no problem because we live where we cross, one time was even greeted with "welcome home."

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Old 01-13-2016, 05:14 PM   #37
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I think the key on cooked versus uncooked versus frozen foods is to not assume anything. If they ask if you have meat and you do, the answer is "yes"... not "no, because I don't think you mean cooked". If cooked or not makes a difference, they'll ask.

Of course most people who are interested in this are just trying to plan, so they are not inconvenienced at the border or need to waste food by carrying the wrong stuff, and at the same time don't need to re-stock everything immediately after crossing the border. For planning purposes, the government websites seem like the way to go. If they're a bit out of date or not quite clear, that can be straightened out at the border by simply answering their questions.
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