8 Common Foods Banned on Planes: You Can Get Penalized by Bringing These!

Jan 21, 2021 09:53 AM EST | By Josh Summers (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Traveling overseas after a whole roller coaster ride 2020 has given humanity can be satisfying and a great reward for yourself since you get through the most challenging year the new generation has faced.

Packing your luggage can take so much of your time, and since food has been your best friend this quarantine season, you might be thinking of the food you will have to bring on the plane to minimize your expenses. However, there might be foods banned on planes you didn't even know in the first place.

Instead of leaving these foods in the airport or chugging them all before checking in, it is better to know which food you should not bring to avoid the hassle of taking them out of your luggage or letting them go without even tasting them. Here are the foods banned on planes so that you can avoid bringing them with you to the airport.

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Gravy and sauces

You might think of bringing a drumstick of chicken to eat when you feel the hunger, or you feel like eating; of course, it best to pair it with a gravy that is your family recipe. Delish notes that dressing is not allowed on board if it is above 3.4 ounces along with other sauces. However, Travel and Leisure reports that it is better if you can bring them in solid form.


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Tip Hero shares that you can bring alcohol, and since it is liquid, it should not exceed 3.4 ounces. They also remind you that the adult beverage you will get is not over 70 ABV. Delish points out that these are 151 proof rum. They add that if the alcohol you bought is not 70% ABV, you can put up to 5 liters of it in your checked bag.

Creamy cheese

Delish adds that creamy cheeses like brie and goat cheese should not exceed 3.5 ounces because they are still considered liquids. IF you can't give up cheese, why not substitute them with string cheese.

Canned Foods

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Travel and Leisure shares that canned goods are allowed; just put them in your checked bag. However, they add that this is included in the 3-1-1 rule of TSA, which can be a problem since most canned foods are 3.4 ounces.


Tip Hero emphasizes that security agents usually seize this flavorful dip, but they are very tricky. They said that this sometimes could pass the security agencies due to the texture, if your salsa is chunky, it can be deemed solid, but if it is runny, you may say goodbye to it.

Jams and other spreads

You may bring Nutella, peanut butter, and other jams with you on a plane, and Delish shares that it is okay as long as you are adhering to TSA's 3-1-1 rule because they still count as a liquid.

Fresh Meat or Seafood

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Travel and Leisure shares that TSA reminds these goods to be appropriately packaged and frozen at the time of screening. They add that this rule also applies to ice packs and ice if you bring them.


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If you are going back to America and want to bring a local fruit, you might want to be cautious. Tip Hero shares that you must first report each of them as an agricultural product, and failure to do so can cost you $10,000.

Getting hungry might be one of your fears, that is why you ought to bring food inside the plane. But knowing these foods banned on planes may save you time idling if they approve of it, or even money in the worst-case scenario.

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