Can I bring meat to France?

Aug 15th, 2010, 06:41 AM
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Can I bring meat to France?

I know I am not supposed to bring meat from France back to the US, but can I bring Bacon to Paris... seriously - it's a long story, but I have a need to bring a pound of uncooked american bacon to Paris this Fall. I assume if I can, placing it in my checked luggage is the best approach...
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Aug 15th, 2010, 06:45 AM
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I would not put uncooked bacon in your checked luggage. I might get hot and go bad. I once put chocolate in my checked luggage and it was melted when I took it out of my suitcase.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 07:36 AM
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No, you can't.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Why would you think it is OK to import American meat to the EU but not the other way around?

No meat or milk products are allowed as a personal import to the EU.

See: for the full rules on imports to the EU.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 09:31 AM
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First -it;s illegal.

Second - it;s likely to go rancid in all of those hours in your luggage.

Third - you'll smell like rancid meat for the whole trip.

Any reason you can;t use bacon bought in France (gourmet shops should have anything special you want).
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Aug 15th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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I'm very interested in hearing about your bacon story. You can't just throw something like that out there and then leave us all hanging. This sounds interesting.
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