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Ewulotta
« on: May 11, 2010 09:03:26 AM »

I'd like to send my swap partner some homemade cookies.

Does anyone know if that might cause any troubles?

I often swapped store bought sweets but only recently found out that you have to register food items when sending to the US. I've never had any problems though.

Does anyone know more?Huh

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010 01:46:48 PM »

Normally they'll tell you, that you can not ship any "open food" and since you probably don't shrinkwrap your cookies they would count as such.
Me personally I received homemade cookies from my parents several times while being in the US and it never was a problem. So I think you just have to make sure their packages somehow and you'll probably be fine.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010 01:54:28 PM »

Thanks!
I just checked FDA and it says that home-made does not require prior notice or something, so I think I'll give it a try.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010 04:54:56 AM »

Wow, really? Thatd be so cool! I always thought it was impossible to get any homemade food to the US.
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