What are the provisions on food in the items prohibited from entering the United States?
The Dragon Boat Festival is coming soon. Many people in China want to bring and send Zongzi to their relatives and friends in the United States. Zongzi is a must-eat delicacy on the Dragon Boat Festival. Behind the food, it is not only the taste, but also the yearning of overseas friends for hometown. Salt water dumplings, sweet dumplings, meat dumplings, egg yolk meat dumplings, a wide range of categories, complete flavors , So that friends and relatives in the United States can add to the festive atmosphere while having a good meal. Wouldn’t it be nice to relieve the homesickness? Although the idea is good, it is not advisable to mail rice dumplings to the United States. VIPU Supply Chain International Logistics Editor warmly reminds that the United States has strict quarantine requirements for the entry of zongzi. If you want to bring or mail zongzi to the United States, you must understand the relevant regulations in advance to avoid losses. According to U.S. customs regulations, food-related items have strict entry requirements. Let’s look at the food-related part of the latest U.S. prohibited items: Meat: According to the animal epidemic situation in the country of production, most countries produce All kinds of meat, milk, eggs, poultry and their finished products, whether they are fresh (refrigerated or frozen), air-dried, cured, or fully cooked, are generally prohibited from entering the country. Except for beef, veal, mutton, lamb, elk, bison, etc., produced in countries with mad cow disease epidemics, canned meat can generally be imported. Commercial canned pork should be packaged in unopened containers marked with ingredients. Pork and pork products produced in Mexico are generally prohibited from entry unless they are cooked for one meal only. Since January 14, 2010, boiled pigskins, whether used as commercial cargo or passenger luggage, entering from areas affected by foot-and-mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, African swine fever or traditional swine fever, must be presented to the government official of the origin Original certificate of origin issued. Food produced in Canada can enter the country, including pet food, fresh (refrigerated or frozen), cooked, canned or processed beef, veal, bison, venison (deer, elk, moose, caribou, etc.) , These foods must be commercially packaged and packaged, accompanied by English ingredients and origin. However, meat products containing sheep, lamb and goat meat are not allowed to enter the country. Eggs: Foods containing raw eggs from most areas are prohibited from entering the country. Carrying eggs and egg products from countries and regions affected by Exotic Newcastle Disease (Exotic Newcastle Disease) and highly pathogenic avian influenza, regardless of whether they are cooked or for personal consumption, are strictly prohibited from entering the country without an import permit issued by the veterinary department of the Ministry of Agriculture . Under normal circumstances, the foods that are allowed to enter the country include: all kinds of condiments, vinegar, vegetable oil, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, jam, syrup, jelly, pickles and other non-meat products Sauces; baked goods or mixed foods containing dairy products and egg ingredients, which must be commercially labeled and packed in the original packaging, and can be eaten without handling, such as bread, biscuits, pastries, granola bars, potato chips and cereals Products; candy, pudding, chocolate, etc.; cheeses: high-temperature processed solid cheese (Solid cheese), butter (Butter), butter (butter oil), yogurt (yogurt), yogurt (sour cream), Feta cheese, Brie, Camembert, cheese in brine, Mozzarella, Buffalo Mozzarella, Italian cheese, British Cheddar cheese, etc.; but cottage cheese, ricotta cheese and cream cheese from countries with HFMD are not allowed to enter the country. For specific details, please refer to the list of prohibited items and controlled items from immigration logistics to the United States in 2018. Why would the entry of zongzi be prohibited? In order to prevent the epidemic of animal and plant diseases and the invasion of harmful organisms, all countries and regions have corresponding inspection and quarantine regulations for imported goods. Because some varieties of zongzi contain meat and fruit ingredients, there is a risk of carrying avian influenza, foot-and-mouth disease, and other quarantine diseases and pests. Moreover, the zongzi carried and mailed are prone to deterioration after a long journey. Therefore, some countries have adopted restrictive measures on the entry of rice dumplings by post. If you bring such items into the country and fail to declare truthfully, you may be fined and/or confiscated. In addition to the United States, which countries are not allowed to mail rice dumplings? Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Qatar, Hungary, Belgium, Russia, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Philippines, Estonia, Switzerland, Myanmar, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. The region is a country where the entry of zongzi is strictly prohibited. Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan are strictly prohibited from carrying and mailing zongzi filled with meat and egg yolk. Similarly, my country also has strict inspection and quarantine requirements for imported goods carried and mailed. According to the editor's understanding, in my country, products such as meat dumplings and ham dumplings containing meat ingredients are prohibited from being carried or mailed into China. Other types of rice dumplings can be carried or mailed into China. In addition, the mailing of food such as rice dumplings within the country is not unimpeded. In the domestic prohibition on the delivery of articles, it is clearly stipulated that 'perishable items' cannot be mailed. It is recommended that friends who want to mail rice dumplings abroad must be clear about the relevant regulations and requirements before mailing, so as to avoid their relatives and friends not being disappointed when they did not receive the gifts for the Dragon Boat Festival. Of course, if you can’t mail the rice dumplings and salted duck eggs, you can change to something new and innovative Gifts are also good.
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