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USDA position on bringing foie gras through customs into the US (11/2011)

mangeur | Nov 2, 2011 12:26 PM

Completely confused by conflicting reports, I emailed the USDA and got the following response:

Dear Martha,

Personal use amounts of poultry products packed in hermetically sealed containers and cooked by a commercial to produce products that are shelf-stable without refrigeration, are allowed in passenger baggage.


Magde S. Elshafie, DVM, MS
Senior Staff Veterinarian
4700 River Rd, Unit 40
Riverdale, MD 20737
Ph.: 301-734-3277
Fax: 301-734-8226

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