Yogurt - what is it? Is it secure?

Old May 18, 08, 11:33 pm
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Yogurt - what is it? Is it secure?

Reading through the threads on liquid bans and such..

What's the stance on yogurt?

Is it a liquid? A gel? Isn't it technically alive and thus not really in a physical state but rather an organism?

Is there an official ruling on yogurt?
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Old May 18, 08, 11:37 pm
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Old May 18, 08, 11:58 pm
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oo.. Gogurt comes in the proper size.
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Old May 19, 08, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by KNRG View Post
Reading through the threads on liquid bans and such..

What's the stance on yogurt?

Is it a liquid? A gel? Isn't it technically alive and thus not really in a physical state but rather an organism?

Is there an official ruling on yogurt?
Mr. Hawley says if you tip something out and it loses its shape then it's prohibited otherwise it's OK.

So yogurt bad, Semtex good.
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Old May 19, 08, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by Wally Bird View Post
Mr. Hawley says if you tip something out and it loses its shape then it's prohibited otherwise it's OK.

So yogurt bad, Semtex good.
Hadn't even thought about that - that's AWESOME!

Probably a little rough on the teeth and digestive tract, though...
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Old May 19, 08, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by Wally Bird View Post
Mr. Hawley says if you tip something out and it loses its shape then it's prohibited otherwise it's OK.
What about a cloth bag stuffed with pennies. 'Cause, you know, if I tip out the pennies, the bag changes its shape.

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Old May 19, 08, 12:00 pm
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Sounds like the TSO's need a sieve or something to measure particle size/liquidity. More stuff to flash like the jeweler's loupe and UV light. Add a scale to measure 3oz/100ml, some ph paper, maybe a coke test kit, and pretty soon they could have a full lab to carry around. Or get busted off duty for drug paraphernalia... Oh, maybe thats what the new badge is for...
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Old May 19, 08, 12:11 pm
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Yoplait - YES!

I have gotten Yoplait (6 oz) through security in SEA, HNL, OGG, TPA, JFK, IAD in the last year.
I travel with my 2 young children (without my husband) so I don't know if security has pitty for me.
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Originally Posted by Wally Bird View Post
Mr. Hawley says if you tip something out and it loses its shape then it's prohibited otherwise it's OK.

So yogurt bad, Semtex good.
Originally Posted by mikeef View Post
What about a cloth bag stuffed with pennies. 'Cause, you know, if I tip out the pennies, the bag changes its shape.

Thanks,
Mike
or a balloon, filled with room air? better not bring any air into the sterile air.
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Old May 20, 08, 10:04 am
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I have gotten Yoplait (6 oz) through security in SEA, HNL, OGG, TPA, JFK, IAD in the last year.
I travel with my 2 young children (without my husband) so I don't know if security has pitty for me.
"Okay, that's fine. Confiscate it. But you guys have to explain to my kids why they can't have their Go-gurt."

That should settle any arguments!

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I've had yogurt confiscated. I wasn't traveling with children though. Peanut Butter is also considered a liquid but unless I microwaved it, there would be no pouring.
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Yogurt - condensed milk thickened with acid-producing bacteria - sometimes confiscated
Cream cheese - milk and cream thickened with acid-producing bacteria, whey removed - sometimes confiscated
Parmesan cheese - milk thickened with acid producing bacteria and enzymes, whey removed - not confiscated

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Add a scale to measure 3oz/100ml
How do you measure a unit of liquid volume with a scale?
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The same way you detect explosives with an x-ray machine...TSA magic!
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Since yogurt is alive, can you claim it as a pet?
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