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Prohibited Items

Agriculture items are prohibited if they can carry plant pest or animal diseases.

Fruits and Vegetables
All fruit not on the permitted list below is prohibited. Sugarcane is prohibited. Potatoes are prohibited, including Irish potatoes, sweet potates, and yams. (Exceptions: Cooked potatoes are permitted. Avocados without seeds are permitted, except in California)
Plants, Seeds, and Soil
Plants and seeds require special permits. Soil and some plants are prohibited. Check in advance with agriculture inspectors. (Exception: Some dried plant parts, such as for medicinal purposes, are permitted.)
Meat and Game
Pork-raw and cooked, including sausages, cold cuts, skins, and pork tacos, is prohibited. (Exceptions: Shelf-stable, canned pork and hard cooked pork skins [cracklings] are permitted.)
Poultry
Raw meat from both domesticated and game fowl is prohibited. (Exception: Thoroughly cooked poultry is permitted.) Game-Check with agriculture inspectors in advance. Other restrictions may apply; check in advance with agriculture inspectors.
Eggs
Prohibited. (Exceptions: Boiled and cooked eggs are permitted.)
Live Birds
Wild and domesticated birds, including poultry, are prohibited. To import personally owned pet birds, contact agriculture inspectors in advance.
Straw
Generally prohibited. This include wheat straw, seeds, animal feed, and all articles made from this material.