Don't waste your time and the travelers standing behhind you in line at security this holiday season. The TSA wants you to know beforehand what you can and cannot bring with you. Whether you're schlepping New York cheesecake to Florida or bringing back grandma's family-famous jam from California, here are some rules that the TSA wants you too know:
Know the rules:
Please be aware that creamy and spreadable foods, like gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, jam and beverages must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item, which must be placed in a 1 quart-sized, zip-top bag. If you are taking larger amounts, you’re more than welcome to pack these items in a checked bag. You don’t want to show up to dinner empty handed.
Solid foods, like dry stuffing, fresh cranberries, turkey, bread, baked potatoes, baked goods, pies, fruits and vegetables are allowed through the security checkpoint in your carry-on bag. You can also pack them in your checked bag.