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Not allowed to take Meat or Dairy products to Spain

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leesmum · 20/06/2022 15:44

Hi we're going to Salou next month, there's 4 of us including 2 teenage boys. We're self catering and I usually take tins of beans and sausage/chilli/ hot dogs etc for the lads , I've recently been told that because we aren't in the EU anymore we can't take any meat or dairy products!
Has anyone been recently and been asked at the airport, how strict is it?
Obviously I'm not even going to take anything and risk having to empty my case at the airport with a loads of tins πŸ˜‚
Just didn't know if it's enforced or not, thanks.

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EasterIssland · 20/06/2022 15:50

the first time i flew to spain in 2021 my suitcase was scanned, dont think it was the second and the last time i've been.
tbh i'd not bother with the risk, those things you can get them easily from a supermarket

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leesmum · 20/06/2022 15:57

@EasterIssland yes I agree it's not worth bothering with, thanks for your reply

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Yodaisawally · 20/06/2022 15:58

Doesn't that kill your luggage allowance?! Just get them there, it's no more expensive, if not cheaper.

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leesmum · 20/06/2022 16:02

@Yodaisawally I wasn't talking 2 weeks worth of food, just a few things they particularly like

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Hoppinggreen · 20/06/2022 16:04

I doubt it will be a problem but it’s a bit unnecessary (unless they have extreme food issues or something)

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Escarpahell · 20/06/2022 16:05

Use eurodrop.es to deliver the goodies directly to your holiday address! Job done πŸ˜€

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Innocenta · 20/06/2022 16:12

A tin of just beans doesn't have meat or dairy! You can get the other stuff over there.

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motogirl · 20/06/2022 16:12

Could you ever take meat into Spain? Never occurred to me to try. They sell food there!

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PineappleWilson · 20/06/2022 16:16

@Innocenta it was tins of beans and sausage, which do have meat in.

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BertieBotts · 20/06/2022 16:18

It's perishables that aren't allowed. You can take shelf stable products. And anyway they are really unlikely to check your suitcase.

But agree most of that (except the beans and sausages) you can likely buy over there.

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Innocenta · 20/06/2022 16:21

@PineappleWilson I know, but I was suggesting taking a tin of just the beans.

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Clymene · 20/06/2022 16:24

Unless children have an eating disorder or SN, I cannot imagine why you'd need to take baked beans to Spain.

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leesmum · 20/06/2022 16:36

DS2 is autistic and is particular about certain foods, I'll just have to get what I can over there

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Clymene · 20/06/2022 16:44

leesmum · 20/06/2022 16:36

DS2 is autistic and is particular about certain foods, I'll just have to get what I can over there

Oh I've got one of those too. It's a pain! You can take baked beans. Mine usually lives on bread and not much else on holiday.

There's a Lidl there so you might be able to get some familiar stuff there for him.

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fishingpaintings · 20/06/2022 16:49

OP: In Spain there are far nicer hotdogs than the ones in a can. If you can find the Schara brand they're lovely and not made with mechanically recovered meat.

As for the beans, you're going to Salou. It's full of British people. You'll find them there. The chilli I have no idea though.

Have fun!

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leesmum · 20/06/2022 16:49

@Clymene thanks for that, I'm sure they won't go hungry πŸ˜…

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fishingpaintings · 20/06/2022 16:51

Though I've just seen that your son is particular about food, will he notice a different type of hot dog? You'll definitely find them in most Spar-type shops with the ham and cooked sausages, like chorizo...

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leesmum · 20/06/2022 16:54

@fishingpaintings well he pretty much smothers everything he eats in tomato sauce so he possibly won't notice πŸ˜‰

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fishingpaintings · 20/06/2022 16:57

leesmum · 20/06/2022 16:54

@fishingpaintings well he pretty much smothers everything he eats in tomato sauce so he possibly won't notice πŸ˜‰

Ah you might get away with it then!!! Honestly though, if there's one thing I've learnt since I moved to Spain it's that the Spaniards love a hot dog πŸ₯³

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hellcatspangle · 20/06/2022 17:12

Could you ever take meat into Spain? Never occurred to me to try. They sell food there!

I think you could - years ago when dc were younger and fussy we went self catering and I packed a big cool bag full of food and it went in my case πŸ˜‚ this was before they used to weigh your cases!

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Hoppinggreen · 20/06/2022 20:30

PineappleWilson · 20/06/2022 16:16

@Innocenta it was tins of beans and sausage, which do have meat in.

Barely

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FrozZen · 20/06/2022 20:37

Mercadona supermarket has Heinz baked beans.

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Deadivy · 20/06/2022 21:02

Not Spain, but I've bought fresh bacon & sausages back into Italy three times this year, in both checked in and hand luggage too, no one batted an eyelid!

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mamatoTails · 20/06/2022 22:23

Many supermarkets called Overseas in Spain, selling products from Iceland, Tesco, Waitrose so you can usually find anything you need here. Also some local supermarkets stock baked beans, mercadona as mentioned by a pp.
Much more expensive here though, but you can pretty much buy most things. Also have Dealz (Poundland) so can get lots of British brands in there too, Marmite there for example is a lot cheaper than the overseas supermarket and a bigger size!
Just Google the area you are going or ask on a local FB site.

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