Jerry S asked in TravelAir Travel · 12 months ago

Is it legal to bring food through the security lines at the airport?


Houston, Texas and Las Vegas Nevada.

4 Answers

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    12 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Solid food, yes. Liquids and gels, no.

    All of this is answered on  There is a whole 'can I bring it' section.

  • 12 months ago

    actually, last trip    I was carrying 3  small jars of peanutbutter in my carry on........because my suitcase was over weight, so I had to take something out and the peanut butter was the easiest thing to remove.....and crammed it into my carry on......

    but then going thru the security scanning,  they TOOK the PeanutButter........saying NO CREAMS  allowed! 

    I was like..... seriously???????  I thought that applied to like gels, and shampoo and's clearly Peanutbutter.....still sealed. 

    and she was like  NO CREAMS!!!!!!!!!

    and I said,  it's  NOT creamy!!!!!!  It's  actually CHUNKY! 

    she was totally unamused at that. 

    Not like they give you a, she took all 3 jars. 

    B*tch stole my peanutbutter. 

  • 12 months ago

    Solid food, yes. The restriction is on liquids and gels. I often take nuts and other snacks on planes with me with no problem. 

  • 12 months ago

    Yes, you can bring food through security as long as it conforms to all of the existing security regulations such as liquid limits, etc. It has to go through the scanner with all of your other carry-ons.

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