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Mail Order food and USA/Canada border issues

montrealeater | Aug 28, 2011 03:06 PM

These mail order food sites intrigue me, and many of the most intriguing are in the US. Does anyone have a link (or, if it's simple, which I suspect it isn't, a quick rundown of what is and isn't allowed) that explains what foodstuffs are and are not OK to ship across the border? (US into Canada although vice versa comment is welcome for info purposes)

I am mostly thinking of aged dairy and meats - cheeses, charcuterie etc. My parents live in the middle of nowhere, B.C., and I'd love to send them some fabulous treats as a surprise.

Also welcome: any links to specific mail order delivery sites that ship to Canada from the US (or UK if that exists).

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