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Please tell me fresh apples are not considered TSA contraband, flammable, explosive or otherwise prohibited.

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Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Please tell me fresh apples are not considered TSA contraband, flammable, explosive or otherwise prohibited.

Just read TSA site - no mention of fresh fruits and veggies, although I know some states have agricultural restrictions. Want to bring bag of a couple dozen New England apples to dtr in NC - as carry-on. Any problems?
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Sep 23rd, 2008, 02:38 PM
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I've carried apples (well, just one at a time) without a problem. Unless you smash them into a liquid, I think you'll be OK.
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Sep 24th, 2008, 12:55 PM
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Produce restrictions vary state to state (it's not a TSA thing).
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Sep 24th, 2008, 03:13 PM
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I flew from Ca. to Mo. today with apples and lemons (from the lemon tree in my cousin's yard) in my carryon and no one at security said a word.
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Sep 24th, 2008, 03:27 PM
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Slightly OT, but a couple of months ago, I picked up a banana at one of the United clubs and threw it in my bag, thinking I'd eat it on the plane. Somehow, it made its way down to the bottom of the bag and I forgot that it was there. In the ensuing month, it went through security several times...and when I finally found it (or, rather, my nose did), it almost certainly met the definition of "liquid." :-&
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Sep 25th, 2008, 07:00 PM
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PLEASE, PLEASE tell me you are using the GREEN line and not the BLACK DIAMOND going through Security.
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Sep 26th, 2008, 12:24 AM
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I generally use the "stupid traveler" line except when I am in a huge hurry - which is never since I am nervous enough about flying to get to airport ridiculously early. Fellow passengers and TSA employees are generally nicer there and it is worth a few extra minutes to not have some harried business traveler sighing and acting annoyed if I am too slow unloading my cell phone or taking off my shoes.
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Sep 27th, 2008, 02:52 PM
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We brought a backpack full of peaches and plums before with no problems.
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Sep 27th, 2008, 08:35 PM
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You need to check the North Carolina rules. That's where there could be a problem, not with TSA.

I know you can't bring fruit into Hawaii or California, for example.
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Sep 28th, 2008, 11:00 AM
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If you smash apples you don't get a liquid. You get apple sauce! which is neither liquid nor gel.
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Sep 28th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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Accoding to the TSA website, "Canned or jarred goods such as soup, sauces, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and jellies" can be caried on only if in containers smaller than three ounces. My guess is that applesauce would fit in this category.
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Sep 28th, 2008, 07:57 PM
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The apples did not squash or rot into sauce, liquid or gel - and were accepted without question by TSA - as were cookies from home.
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Oct 13th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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exactly
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Oct 15th, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Just for the record - fudge is legal as well.

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