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I want to bring with me two bags of Starbucks Christmas

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I want to bring with me two bags of Starbucks Christmas coffee and wonder if this is considered "food stuff" and should be handcarried rather than packed in my checked luggage.

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Seattle, Wa

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Being from Seatle, home of Starbucks, I thought it nice to bring Christmas coffee to help out the family gathering. Is this considered food stuff, causing luggage to be opened and inspected? Or, should I handcarry the two bags of coffee.

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Ground coffee is considered food stuff and thus, is subject to federal rules and regulations. You can take it with you, but it would be subject to limitations like any other food. Depending on how much of it you have, you may be better off putting it into checked luggage.

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