Bringing in food...

Old Dec 22, 18, 1:30 pm
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Bringing in food...

Wondering about brining packaged food into NZ?
-Almonds?
-Clif bars?
-PB crackers?
-peanut Butter?

I'm assuming packaged dried mango and beef jerky are a hard no? Thanks!
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Old Dec 22, 18, 3:39 pm
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https://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-r...l-use/#allowed

this site has a good run down of the allowances

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declare everything even if itís allowed
commercially packaged food from first world countries is generally ok
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:00 pm
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NZ airports have a lot of sniffer dogs who are quite adept at finding beef jerky Failure to declare is treated harshly by NZ these days, so be meticulous including no food from your flight. They are reasonable about it and only confiscate foods that have a biosecurity risk (some not so obvious, at least to me, such as honey).
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:31 pm
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If packaged and unopened, it is usually OK. But, you have to declare all food.

Honestly, I see no point in bringing food into NZ. It's a hassle, and whatever you are bringing is going to be available in NZ (and probably better quality). Unless it's a specific gift item or something, leave it at home.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by bisson_mtn78 View Post
Wondering about brining packaged food into NZ?
-Almonds?
-Clif bars?
-PB crackers?
-peanut Butter?

I'm assuming packaged dried mango and beef jerky are a hard no? Thanks!
All those are OK as long as packages are unopened. You must declare them or risk a fine. But all are readily available here.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 5:26 pm
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Declare everything is the best and only answer here.

Not sure if it's still the case but last time I went to NZ via Auckland, everybody had to have all their luggage x rayed on the way in.
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