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07/5/2023 at 8:45pm
 Location: Devon
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We are travelling to France next weekend. Wondering what basic food we are allowed and not allowed to take.

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via mobile 07/5/2023 at 10:05pm
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Meat and dairy are not allowed. We went last year on Eurotunnel, no checks were made other than passport and that gas was turned off.
Not that they might check.

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07/5/2023 at 11:30pm
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Don't worry about it. Just take what you want. I've been turned over to have some jobsworth tell me I can't take knives in my caravan - how am I supposed to prepare food????? Another time I was stopped, she just wanted to have a good look at my motorhome and tell me "I must get one of these" Border control don't know what they're doing. Just nod and be polite or they'll probably give you grief. I've never had my fridge checked.


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08/5/2023 at 10:19am
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Allowed:
Pre packed ham, bacon, a dozen eggs, grated cheese, mayo-lite, and maybe some pepperoni (if in an air-tight bag!).

Not allowed:
A churn of milk, live cockerel(s), a whole spit-roast-ready hog, Aldi pan-au-chocolates.



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via mobile 08/5/2023 at 11:03am
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We always had our caravan checked (and I was always searched, and at airports). They never lifted the fixed bed, where we could have hidden 6 illegals.


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"Border control don't know what they're doing. Just nod and be polite or they'll probably give you grief. I've never had my fridge checked."

UK border control personnel aren't responsible for checking what foodstuff you are taking into the EU that is the job of the authorities at the EU entry port.
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08/5/2023 at 1:36pm
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We normally do 3 trips a year in our MH and a couple in the car, the border staff have never looked for anything other than illegal stowaways. Don`t worry about it.


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via mobile 08/5/2023 at 2:06pm
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My theory is that you can take whatever food you are prepared to lose if someone checks your fridge, we usually take milk, cheese and butter with us



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