Hold The Gravy! These Are The Foods Not Allowed In Carry-On Luggage

Grandma’s famous cranberry sauce may have to find a new way to fly.

The Transportation Security Administration has released a listing in time for the holidays of food items the hell is prohibited in carry-on luggage.

The good news: Turkey is permitted, as well as fresh whole fruit, cakes and pies — though they may require additional screening, the TSA notes .

Other items that are in liquid sort — including gravy, mashed potatoes, jams and jellies, salsa and maple syrup — will either have to be checked in, shipped, or adhere to the 3.4 oz.( 100 ml) regulation to remain in your carry-on luggage.

One good tip-off is that if the item can spill, be sprayed, spread, dumped, poured or pumped, it should adhere to the TSA’s liquid rules.

Check out the listing below of prohibited items. If you have an item that’s not on the list and are unsure, you can contact the @AskTSA team on Twitter, Facebook messenger or by calling 866 -2 89 -9 673. You can even send them a photo of the item in question.

Happy travellings!

Carry-On Items That Must Be 3.4 Ounce Or Under


liquor and beer

Cologne and perfume

Snow globes

Cranberry sauce, jam and jellies

Creamy dips and spreads( cheese, peanut butter, etc .)

Gift baskets with liquid items( salsa, syrups, fragrances, lotions)


Shower gels, face creams and lotions

Salad dressing, oils and vinegars

Sauces, salsa and soup

Maple syrup

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