Food Items to Avoid on Flights

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There can be various security concerns with respect to the food one can carry along in the carry-on in a flight. The Airports Authority of India provides guidelines regarding the food items that are not allowed in the flights. If you are planning your first air journey or would like to know about the restrictions for the food items to be carried along in the aircraft cabin here are some pointers.

 

Let us have a look at some of the food items that are not allowed on the flights:

 

  • Liquids and gels:

 

You are not allowed to carry liquids or gels, weighing more than 100 ml per passenger. Again, it needs to be properly packaged as per the packaging regulations and any tampered packet or any other problematic packet may be scanned and removed at the checkpoint.

 

  • Spreadable food items:

 

The food items such as cream cheese or peanut butter need to be packed following the regulations of the BCAS and the solid snacks such as peanuts and chocolates are allowed subject to some packing directives based on the weight, size and proper packaging to avoid sharp edges.6

 

The pourable food items such as jams, jellies, syrup, butter, honey, soup and salad dressing etc. packed in tins or bottles of more than 100 ml are not allowed. Some specified pourable food items must be in the checked in luggage.

 

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables:

 

As fresh fruits and vegetables create the possibility of  spreading of harmful plant pests; the passengers travelling in specified areas are not allowed to carry these food items.

 

  • Powder and powder-like food substances:

 

Powder and powder-like forms in a package of more than 350 ml are not allowed in your carry-on.

 

  • Alcoholic drinks:

 

You are not allowed to carry alcoholic drinks with a concentration of more than 70% alcohol on flights. The alcoholic drinks below this level can be carried in the packaging of not more than 3.4 ounces as per the packaging regulations of the concerned authority.

It is better to avoid the food items that are not allowed in carry-on during your air journeys and avoid unnecessary hassle during the security checks at airports. Keep these points in mind and enjoy your travel worry free!

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