Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (https://www.fodors.com/community/)
-   Europe (https://www.fodors.com/community/europe/)
-   -   Can you bring Beef into Italy (https://www.fodors.com/community/europe/can-you-bring-beef-into-italy-1468587/)

cafegoddess Aug 27th, 2017 02:18 PM

Can you bring Beef into Italy
 
Hello,

I know we can't bring meat to the US. I would like to bring some Kobe beef to a chef Italy, I have
googled for information but has not been successful. If you have any idea, please kindly let me know
if I can bring beef to Italy. Thank you!

Whathello Aug 27th, 2017 02:43 PM

Only if the beef's passport has a validity of 6 months.

cafegoddess Aug 27th, 2017 03:14 PM

Hope you are feeling better whathello

Christina Aug 27th, 2017 04:59 PM

No, you cannot bring animal products into the Eu from the US.

janisj Aug 27th, 2017 05:10 PM

>>if I can bring beef to Italy.<<

Absolutely not.

You can't take any meat or dairy products without official veterinary/import documentation. Not feasible for individual travelers.

bussa17 Aug 27th, 2017 05:32 PM

If the meat is packed properly, like in a sealed pack, it shouldn't be a problem at all.

mjs Aug 27th, 2017 06:16 PM

No problems with meat being brought into Italy from within the EU. Illegal to bring it in with you from outside the EU without proper papers. You probably won't be caught if you do but risk fines and loss of said beef.

cafegoddess Aug 27th, 2017 08:50 PM

Thank you Christina and janisj!

bussa17 and mjs, thank you for the suggestion but I think I better not take a
chance, I am not really a risk taker.

I think I will just bring him a few bottles of California wine and sake.

nukesafe Aug 27th, 2017 08:57 PM

The California wine might well be available in Italy, most things are. The Saki will certainly be available there, unless both the wine and Saki are special brands/vintages. Besides, I would think they would be a PITA to transport.

mjs Aug 27th, 2017 09:30 PM

I often bring a bottle or two of California wine as gifts but they are from wineries that sell almost all via allocation. No problems transporting a bottle or two per person if you do check in.

bilboburgler Aug 27th, 2017 11:51 PM

individual meat or dairy. No, illegal.

nochblad Aug 28th, 2017 03:59 AM

You can find Kobe beef in Italy.

Also movement of meat (and some other products) are restricted within certain countries of the EU and with Switzerland, for example. Ireland, to protect its very important farming industry, severely restricts the importation of meat and dairy products. Switzerland does not have restrctions other than a personal allowance to protect their local herdsmen. If you are stopped at the Swiss border with too much meat it will be confiscated.

BigRuss Aug 28th, 2017 06:53 AM

<<You can find Kobe beef in Italy.>>

It's not easy to find.

http://www.kobe-niku.jp/shop/?lang=1

nochblad Aug 28th, 2017 07:18 AM

BigRuss - do you live in Italy?

cafegoddess Aug 28th, 2017 08:07 AM

BigRuss, thank you for the link, it is helpful since I am going to Paris first.

NewbE Aug 28th, 2017 08:57 AM

Could you order it online and have it shipped to the chef? From within the EU? Even if it can be found in Italy, even if easily, it's still a nice gift. People give me things all the time that I could easily get for myself, but they're, you know, gifts.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:26 PM.