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Re: Looking forward to hear views on Meal restriction to Switzerland outside EU + UK

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I think the op is on about personal imports - like bringing a pack of biltong to Switzerland in your backpack .
You can bring it in, you just can't get caught with it.

On a more pressing issue, I want to know why I can't bring my own weapons and ammo into the States.
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Re: Looking forward to hear views on Meal restriction to Switzerland outside EU + UK

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If you're flying to the USA for example you can't bring any food substances into that country, period.
Simply not true. Yes, there are strict prohibitions against meat products and fresh fruit and veg, but you can carry many processed foods into the country without worry. I regularly bring chocolate back to the US for friends and family without any problems.
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Old 04.02.2008, 14:09
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but you can carry many processed foods into the country without worry.
Not completely true. The following is taken from Customs and Boarder Protection website. Please read all of the link I provided.

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Fresh, dried, or canned meats and meat byproducts are prohibited entry into the United States from most foreign countries because of the continuing threat of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease), and other animal diseases. If meat from restricted countries is used in preparing a product (e.g., beef broth), the product is usually prohibited
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Re: Looking forward to hear views on Meal restriction to Switzerland outside EU + UK

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Not completely true. The following is taken from Customs and Boarder Protection website. Please read all of the link I provided.
I believe this is consistent with what I said...

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...there are strict prohibitions against meat products...
The processed foods I was referring to are of the non-meat variety. Maybe this wasn't 100% clear...
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Old 04.02.2008, 18:40
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Re: Looking forward to hear views on Meal restriction to Switzerland outside EU + UK

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The processed foods I was referring to are of the non-meat variety. Maybe this wasn't 100% clear...
It wasn't but like the site said even some non-meat processed foods contains beef broth which would then classify it as a banned substance.

They said you should declare all foods stuffs being brought into the States for inspection. With constantly changing rules, what's allowed today might be banned tomorrow.
I didn't see chocolate on the approved list (it does mention candies though), maybe it's not considered a food?
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