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Frozen meat to Israel
« on: July 31, 2012, 09:32:16 AM »
Will I have any problem at customs bringing a small suitcase of frozen meat?

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Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 10:00:58 AM »
Yes.
You can't bring meat/fruits etc. to countries. These things are know to bring bugs/insects/diseases to countries. Hence the ban
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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 10:24:54 AM »
I understand. I want to know if People have actually had a problem. I know it used to be done all the time.  Also what about cooked meats?

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 10:31:19 AM »
I've done it in the past and never had a problem. I've taken small suitcases JUST with frozen meat.
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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 10:35:02 AM »
I have done it many times. Just I wouldn't suggest having a seperate suitcase for it, rather mix it in with other things.
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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 10:45:16 AM »
I once checked a suitcase with El Al that was 70 lbs of just meat and ice. I get to Israel, and they can't find my bags. 3 days later they deliver my 2 suitcases to my yeshiva. This was in August. You were able to smell the suitcase from nearly a block away.
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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 10:54:19 AM »
Everything is vaccum packed!

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Re: Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 10:57:12 AM »
I once checked a suitcase with El Al that was 70 lbs of just meat and ice. I get to Israel, and they can't find my bags. 3 days later they deliver my 2 suitcases to my yeshiva. This was in August. You were able to smell the suitcase from nearly a block away.

Dry ice next time? :)
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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 10:59:27 AM »
I forgot to mention. That was some of the most delicious meat I've ever had.
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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 11:17:22 AM »
I am planning in taking some cooked and frozen items. I hope to get it frozen at a stronger than regular freezer and have dry ice. Any experience how long this should stay frozen?

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 11:55:53 AM »
have done it many times no problems. if it is frozen solid when you leave to the airport and you are flying direct you shouldn't have any problems (unless it gets lost)

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Re: Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 01:22:27 PM »
have done it many times no problems. if it is frozen solid when you leave to the airport and you are flying direct you shouldn't have any problems (unless it gets lost)
+1 even on a stop-over
also I would suggest put the meat in a hot-cold bag together with the ice to prolong its freezness

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 01:29:01 PM »
+1 with a stop over.

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2012, 01:48:00 PM »
Last succos we had 2 suitcases FULL OF MEAT, BOTH COOKED AND RAW confiscated. Have flown with meat many many times this was the only time it has happened

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2012, 01:57:14 PM »
Its cute how the OP asked about one thing (customs problem)and everybody is answering about something else. (the frozen problem) basically if the customs stop you, you will have a problem. (Though prob not too serious in Israel)

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Re: Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2012, 02:01:57 PM »
Its cute how the OP asked about one thing (customs problem)and everybody is answering about something else. (the frozen problem) basically if the customs stop you, you will have a problem. (Though prob not too serious in Israel)
not so uncommon here.
although answers are for YITZ not op
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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2012, 02:41:25 PM »
I have taken in food to Eretz Yisroel and B"H not had a problem. Into the USA I have had food taken away along time ago.

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 04:54:31 PM »
FYI it was no problem at all israeli customs waived us right through without a second glance.  also, you don't have to fill out any paper, like when you go into USA.

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012, 07:30:14 PM »
if you get Caught it will be taken away.
 

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Re: Frozen meat to Israel
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2012, 11:52:07 PM »
You can always claim that the meat is a dress for your wife just like the singer hanikrah bla"z "ga-geh"
It is all from Hashem and he will continue to give!