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Transportation Security Administration

Solid Foods

Carry On Bags: 
Checked Bags: 

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.


The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.