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Old 02.04.2011, 08:36
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Bring certain veggies into switzerland?

Hi, I did search the previous threads and found this link that lists what we
can and cannot bring into switzerland.

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en

Under the veggie section there's an note about

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Imports from countries other than EU countries and EFTA countries are subject to species protection legal provisions. Information on the current provisions can be obtained from the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
I cannot find any more detailed information on the FOAG web site. We'll be
visiting Zurich for a week coming from the US. Our younger one has a lot of
food allergies so we will bring a lot of cooked and prepared food just for him.
And also his favorite veggie: mini bell peppers. He eats them raw!

Anybody know if we'll have problems bringing the mini bell peppers to CH
from the US? Or better yet, do the local supermarkets like migros/coop
carry the mini bell peppers?

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Re: Bring certain veggies into switzerland?

I think you would only have a problem with live plants.

I recently brought some jalepeno chilis, both fresh and canned from the US. I was singled out for a random bag search. The customs officer saw at least the can and the bag with the fresh chilis was right next to it but he said nothing.

Even if there is some obscure rule banning bell peppers, my guess is that the worst thing that could happen is that they would take them away and destroy them.... which is highly unlikely.
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And also his favorite veggie: mini bell peppers. He eats them raw!

Anybody know if we'll have problems bringing the mini bell peppers to CH
from the US? Or better yet, do the local supermarkets like migros/coop
carry the mini bell peppers?
I don't know what store my mom got them at, but she's bought them here before. If I had to guess, I'd assume Migros (a larger one).

But I have to ask: what's wrong with just cutting up a full-size bell pepper?
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Re: Bring certain veggies into switzerland?

The mini bell peppers taste different from the full size ones. It's a
sweeter. 3 year olds are notorious for their pickiness in food. He
would not be fooled. Thanks.

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