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What foods are allowed to bring into the UK from the US?

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I am trying to get a good answer as to what foods are allowed into the UK when traveling from the US. I have done several searches online and have looked at the Defra booklets. I also tried calling Defra and when transferred to another person perhaps in a different division(?), the connection was so poor, I couldn't hear what the person was saying - frustrating! I have also emailed them, however, they have a potential 15 day turnaround and I am traveling in less than a week.

Yes, I know there is plenty of food in London! My son is studying there for the semester and he and others have requested a few things like Kraft Mac and Cheese, Creamy Chicken Ramen noodles, Lipton Cup of Soup, hot chocolate packets (unfortunately, my son's home stay will not allow use of the stove/oven and so they are restricted to using the microwave for any cooking they wish to do--certainly makes things more challenging and more expensive.) All of these seem to me that there should be no issue, however, each does have something on the ingredient list that could fall into the restricted zone as outlined by the Defra booklet.

Does anyone have any information regarding this? Or, a good contact number in the UK? Or, is the best suggestion to not worry about it, since none of it is fresh food, pack it and go through the green customs line?

Thank you!

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