By Arthur Bovino
March 7, 2018
No hot dogs, no hamburgers, no tacos. No bagels, barbecue, fried chicken. None of those foods are currently listed on the Transportation Security Administration’s list of vital vittles approved to go through airport security. That’s not to say that burgers and the like aren’t allowed, but they aren’t officially sanctioned foods. List or not, ultimately, “The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.” But it can only help to be on the official list. So good news cheese and crust lovers asking the question, “Can you take pizza on a plane,” according to the TSA’s National Press Secretary Matt Leas, “The TSA is pro pizza.”
If you’re curious about other foods you can take on board, include the following: baby food; formula; bread; candy; canned food; cereal; solid cheese; chocolate; coffee beans; cookies; crackers; dried fruits; fresh eggs; cooked and fresh meat, seafood, and vegetables; whole fruits and berries; nuts; pies; sandwiches, and spices.
If the amount is less than 3.4 oz (0.42 cups), the TSA’s list includes: creamy cheese, liquid chocolate, creamy dips and spreads, gravy, honey, hummus, jam and jelly, juices, maple syrup, oils and vinegars, peanut butter, salad dressings, salsa and sauces, soups, and yogurt.