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Old 04-02-2016, 12:47 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by DavenTrish View Post
Entering the US from Canada last year we had tomatoes and eggs seized as well as dry dog food. If we had the dog food in its original bag it may have been allowed but it was in a plastic container so the ingredients could not be proven.

I sure don't like sitting in my truck while two people that I have never seen before go through my trailer totally hidden from view. But I guess that is the price you pay to go to another country.

Still better than having some TSA fat guy feel you up, at the airport!

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Old 05-18-2016, 07:30 PM   #32
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Bringing food into USA from Canada

We have been given a hard time by USA border guards coming from Ontario into Michigan. They always inspect the fridge even though we have learned to take nothing but condiments and dry packaged goods. No beef or pork. We have been told chicken is ok but don't even try that. Fruit is a definite no, no.

They are often very rude and threatening even though we have never given them a hard time or tried to bring anything not allowed over. It is usually the worst part of the trip. Coming back to Canada the questions are booze and cigarettes. Never a hassle.

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Old 05-18-2016, 08:03 PM   #33
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I have not been over the border in 5 years, but potatoes were always taken by Canadian customs in the previous 10 years I went. It was that way in Minnesota and also when we crossed in New York once. Coming back from Nova Scotia thru Maine, we were asked about potatoes by US and I asked why... US customs flippant remark was, "they take ours we take theirs". He did not care about the 2 live lobsters or 5 pounds of scallops we had in the cooler.

Got a tongue lashing one year having some leftover brats we took into Canada still in the fridge when returning from Canada one year.

I used to always bring my Canadian friends fresh strawberries and apples and other fruit that was always so expensive up there... never a word from Canadian customs.

I also found they never cared about a cooler full of beer but wanted to always know about cases of beer or liquor so they could collect duty on unopened packages over our limit.

I always wondered how they "disposed" of all those potatoes that were confiscated...

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Old 05-18-2016, 09:59 PM   #34
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I always wondered how they "disposed" of all those potatoes that were confiscated...

They probably had a fry-up with peppers and onions!
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Heading south on one trip I asked my better half what she had in mind for supper that night.. She said "deer steaks, potatoes, and a salad".... I gave her about 4 WTH looks and she asked "is that ok?"... I asked if she figured we'd tag one after we crossed the border? The look on her face, as she forgot where we were going was priceless.. Fortunately we got asked to come inside before they got to that question.. lol.... The deer steaks were great!!
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #36
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Bringing food into US

We live on a border and we find the best thing is to pick up the new list each year from the border agent for food.The only time chicken and eggs are in question is when there is an avian flu outbreak.Tomatoes,red peppers,citrus and some potatoes are never allowed going from Canada into US.We bring as much food as possible and just stop for beer etc and the above items once we are in the U S.

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