Foods you can’t carry on a plane this holiday season

Be careful with what Christmas foods are in your carry-on luggage. That’s the holiday message from the Transportation Security Administration.

The TSA says solid foods can go through a checkpoint, but anything you can spill, spread, spray, pump or is larger than 3.4 ounces should be in a checked bag.

They also suggest that if you have gifts, you should use gift bags to avoid unwrapping anything that may set off an alarm.

A list from the TSA is below:

Holiday foods that can be carried through a TSA checkpoint

  • Fruitcake
  • Cookies, cake, pies
  • Chocolates
  • Candy canes
  • Fruit and nut baskets
  • Spices
  • Ham (frozen or cooked)

Holiday foods that should be carefully packed with your checked baggage

  • Egg Nog
  • Champagne, wine, sparkling apple cider
  • Cranberry sauce. (homemade or store-bought) are spreadable, so check them.
  • Preserves, jams and jellies (homemade or store-bought) are spreadable, so best to check them.
  • Maple syrup

MORE INFORMATION: TSA – What can I bring?