Protein Powder and Security?

Old Jun 14th, 2013, 06:28 PM
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Protein Powder and Security?

I'm headed Miami to Mallorca through Berlin on Berlin Air and I'd like to pack a couple of large zip lock baggies of chocolate whey protein powder in my carry-on luggage. Does anyone know if this could pose a problem? The tub it comes in is huge, but I can always pack the label if that would help.
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Old Jun 15th, 2013, 01:48 AM
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I think you have have a problem. My husband recently flew BOS-Washington DC and was bringing a sealed cannister of commercially produced and labelled sea salt to daughter (part of tradition to throw salt upon entrance to new home/apartment). TSA made him open the container and took a sample to some back room to be tested. He offered to taste it instead, but they refused. Salt was allowed on flight - and that might be the case for the protein powder; but since it will be unlabeled, I wonder what they will do. (Just FYI - my husband is a 60 year old American-born white male who looks like an accountant)
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Old Jun 15th, 2013, 06:30 AM
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If you MUST have it, , pack it in your checked luggage. Easiest way to do this; assuming you are checking luggage. If you weren't going to check luggage, reconsider and check instead. Do make sure it is double bagged, to prevent tears and spillage.
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Old Jun 15th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Thanks to both of you! I've decided to check luggage--which I never do. Makes a few other packing issues easier as well!
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Old Jun 15th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I've flown LAX-BKK and LAX-SGN with protein powder in ziploc bags in my luggage. Never had a problem.
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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You can certainly carry protein powder, but to ensure that you don't have problems, you should leave it in the original container.
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Old Jun 19th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Sounds like you've solved the problem by checking. My suggestion was going to be buying the individual packet sizes of it you can find at health food stores so it would be sealed and labeled (rather than ziplocking your own from bulk).
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Well, I schlepped the stuff here and haven't touched it. Too busy gorging myself on fresh bread, jam, cheese, and pastries. I will pay when I get home, but, for now, utter bliss!
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Now that's funny Cimbrone! I finally quit packing vitamins on vacations, since I never remembered to take them!
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 10:30 AM
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I don't know if it would pose problem but earlier this year I put foot powder in mine with the smashed damaged container and my bag was opened at 4 different stops.
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 12:22 PM
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...and full fat milk in my cafe con leche, cream sauce on my squid ink pasta with prawns, and all kinds of things I never touch at home! If you like great food, Mallorca is the place!
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