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bringing back some bits from Italy. What's allowed?

Jul 30th, 2014, 12:18 PM
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bringing back some bits from Italy. What's allowed?

My husband and I are very big foodies and very much looking forward to our honeymoon to Italy in less than 6 weeks. i came across a very good list of some top markets in Italy and it got me to thinking. What are we allowed to bring back with us to Ireland?

When we were in London last year for a few days we were at the borough market and there was so much things i wanted to bring home like oils and herbs but wasn't sure what we were allowed to take back so didn't buy anything and we were well disappointed.

Does anyone know what we are able to bring back food wise (dried food obviously).

Much appreciated.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 12:33 PM
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You don't say where you want to bring the food back to. Assuming it's the USA, here is their list of allowed foods:

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...r-personal-use

I sometimes see advice that cheese must be vacuum packed to be brought into the US. It's not true, although vacuum packing does keep it from stinking up your luggage. Likewise, meat products are almost universally prohibited, and vacuum packing doesn't help at all.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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Not the USA. Back to Ireland.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 12:44 PM
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I once had a jar of Scottish marmalade confiscated at the airport because it was more than 3 ounces. Of course, orange marmalade is the explosive of choice of the crumpet set.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 12:55 PM
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ya looking to take some dry foods back to ireland.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 01:12 PM
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Both Ireland and Italy are in the EU, so almost anything can be brought back, except in some circumstances when there is a plant or animal disease going around.

I thought only Americans were so ethnocentric as to assume everyone knew where they were from.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 01:20 PM
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Thanks for that bvienci
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Jul 30th, 2014, 01:31 PM
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What are you talking about? They said right in the post very clearly where they are from, where they are flying to. Perhaps you just missed it?
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Jul 30th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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You're right, I missed the Ireland.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 04:09 PM
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Not to derail, but it took me 30 minutes and a TSA supervisor to be able to fly from St. Louis to Chicago with some pâté'.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 04:43 PM
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Always ask for a sup with tsa. You get some over zealous rookie and they take everything that wiggles in a jar. I think pate is borderline though. It is like a gel paste. Also be very sweet and nice. I have had more bag searches in Europe than the US though.
I love french butter but would have to put in a checked bag, don't think you could get that through security. Anything sold in duty free is a go. They seal in in a bag now and tell you not to open.
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Jul 30th, 2014, 05:26 PM
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you should read this website as it discusses bringing in food from EU countries for personal
www.fsai.ie/faq/import_export.html#personal_use

and http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en...ravellers.html

and http://www.revenue.ie/en/customs/pro...strictions.pdf

depending on where you will be you may want to consider things that are a regional specialty.


Be sure to keep receipts of items you buy in markets or stores.
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