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removals/container/food stuff       started by lez1 on 04 Feb 2007   (11412)
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From lez1

04 Feb 2007 11:05 PM
(51515)
Does anyone know if you can take dried packet food stuff and pack it in your container. Thanks lez
From jimboman

To lez1

04 Feb 2007 11:33 PM
(51517)
The last time I went, I had my vitamin C tablets taken off me at Perth Airport as they were considered a foodstuff? They are pretty strict about that sort of thing and all food imports have to be licensed. As dried foods could also contain seeds, I doubt whether you would be able to take them. I am only guessing though, maybe someone else will know for sure. Why do you want to take food to Australia? I know that food is expensive over there but surely not that bad that you have to take your own supply. JIM
From rockinghorse

To lez1

05 Feb 2007 12:55 AM
(51523)
I would say no. (If they find it you will have to pay for it to be destroyed). As Jim suggested. You may be able to take it in your suitcase but you must go through something to declare. They may take it off you depending on the person I think. I Have been heavily searched but you must decare or could get a heavy fine at the airpot Michelle
From lez1

To jimboman

05 Feb 2007 2:28 AM
(51528)
Just spoken to some friends who moved out there on a student visa and they apparently took dried packets of sauces from asda (obviously they like the stuff enough to take it with them) They took it with them and never got stopped. Maybe this is a first. But i would not want to take the risk myself. I was just curious. Thanks. lez
From restfamily

To lez1

05 Feb 2007 8:26 AM
(51555)
What about prescription milk formula. My daughter gets it by the bucket load and the GP has said I can have enough to get us by for a while in Oz before I find the equivilant milk and get her seen by a doctor etc. It weighs a ton, so I was planning on shipping it. what do you reckon? how can I call to get a definate answer?
From rockinghorse

To restfamily

05 Feb 2007 8:43 AM
(51557)
Hi when we went to Australia Dec05 I took a whole suitcase full of Aptamil formula to last 5 weeks! As I didn't want to change the brand. There was no problems with customs at the airport just declare it. Not so sure I would want to ship it!! Michelle
From thelees

To restfamily

01 Mar 2007 8:52 AM
(54490)
Hi you can take prescription medicine and food in your hand luggage, but enough to get you by with a UK Doctors letter accompanying it. However, in the foodstuffs/declarable in containers the only quantity you can take in babys milk is 1kg. Found this on the customs bit of the removals when you look at dos and don'ts for containers. I gave it a brief overview, so probably more details if you dig. Also you can email customs so that you can again ask them the question. When you get the container number you can marry up the email (positive response pending of course).