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  1. #1
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    Default Packing the Pantry

    So...I realize I could email MAF (and will) - but there's a good chance that one or more of you know the answer to this already! I have spent the afternoon packing up our pantry and have a couple of items that I wonder about. Is it OK to bring the following in a container from the US?

    peanut butter (new jar)
    dried cranberries
    sesame seeds
    nuts (of various varieties)
    preserved peaches (store bought in jars)
    rice

    I know all of these things can be bought in NZ, but if I can bring it I'd rather not have to buy them all over again!

    Thank you!
    Amy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auskiwi View Post
    peanut butter (new jar)
    dried cranberries
    sesame seeds
    nuts (of various varieties)
    preserved peaches (store bought in jars)
    rice
    Processed food (stuff that has been cooked) is fine so I'm guessing 'yes' to the peanut butter and peaches. The dried fruit, seeds and nuts I'm guessing 'no' and probably the rice is a 'no' too.

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    Found this on the MAF website, so think that the dried cranberries are ok (and definitely the peaches)
    Amy.

    Examples of cooked food eligible for clearance under this section include: bread, cooked taro, cooked vegetable curries, home dried fruit and vegetables, and preserved/pickled fruit and vegetables, well preserved in a solution of brine, acid, alcohol, oil or syrup.

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    We brought peanut butter and rice but whole seeds of any kind are a no.

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    Though we did bring Coriander seeds by mistake but after checking the box they didn't notice them.

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