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Animal Products and Animal By-Products

Always Declare Agricultural Items

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  • Generally Allowed – Some canned meat (except beef, veal, lamb, mutton, venison, elk, bison, etc., from countries affected by Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.)
  • Prohibited or Restricted – Meat, milk, egg, poultry, and products such as dried soup mix or bouillon.
  • Prohibited – Products containing raw egg ingredients are not allowed from most regions.
  • Prohibited - Pork and pork products are not allowed from Mexico, except for cooked pork in small amounts for a meal.
  • Generally Prohibited - Fresh (chilled or frozen), dried, cured, and fully cooked meat.
  • Documentation Required - Cooked pork skins (also known as pork rinds) entering as commercial cargo or in passenger baggage from some countries must be accompanied by additional documents. 

Additional Information:

Did you visit a farm or make contact with live animals on your trip?

United States Department of Agriculture Customs and Border Patrol Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services California Department of Food & Agriculture