Millions of travelers are expected to be screened by TSA at Detroit Metropolitan Airport by the end of the holiday weekend.

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As you can imagine, many travelers will attempt to bring some of the strangest things through airport security, including Thanksgiving Day treats. If Grandma makes the best Thanksgiving gravy, she better think twice about trying to sneak past TSA.

Most travelers are well aware of the items that you're not allowed to take through security including liquids, gels, lighters, marijuana, sharp objects, and a number of other common items. While those are some of the most obvious items, there are some that might not be so obvious to some people including Thanksgiving foods.



According to Daily Meal, If you're heading to the airport during this time and you're planning on bringing your favorite Thanksgiving dish with you, don't count on being able to take just anything through airport security.

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Don’t Take These Thanksgiving Foods Through Detroit Airport TSA

  • Cranberry sauce (homemade or canned)

  • Gravy (homemade, in a jar, or canned)

  • Canned fruit or vegetables

  • Maple syrup

  • Preserves, jams, and jellies

  • Wine, Champagne, or sparkling cider

  • Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof


Food Items That You Can Carry Through a TSA Checkpoint

  • Baked goods (bread, cookies - homemade or store-bought)

  • Pies and cakes

  • Meats: Turkey, chicken, ham, steak (frozen, cooked or uncooked)

  • Stuffing (cooked, uncooked, or boxed)

  • Casseroles

  • Candy

  • Mac 'n cheese (cooked or the ingredients to cook later)

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables (from the mainland only)

  • Solid cheeses

  • Spices

  • Creamy cheeses and dips (less than or equal to 3.4 ounces)

You could make life even easier by simply not trying to fly with your Thanksgiving Day dinner.

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